Everything you ever wanted to know about mental health but were afraid to ask.
Is my psychologist really doing anything or is he just spitting back everything I tell him in the form of a question? How, exactly, do you define crazy? Are all my partners just a replacement for my mother? Is it really all about my mother?
This month we’re eager to invite back GAPIMNY Shinhee Han and Calvin Chin; two of our most popular presenters to answer all your questions about Mental Health.
Time: Friday, July 30th, 8:00-10:00 PM
Location: The LGBT Center,
208 West 13th St., between 7th and 8th Ave.
(Please visit reception desk for room number.)
Shinhee Han is a psychotherapist in private practice. Her specializations include working with Asian American clients (adolescents and adults), international adoption, LGBT issues and academic issues. Previously, she was on the staff of the counseling services at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Barnard College and Columbia University. She received her B.A. from the Univ. of Minnesota, her MSW from the Univ. of Chicago, and her Ph.D from New York University. Shinhee is fluent in Korean. Of note, Shinhee’s dissertation focussed on Asian American gay men who came out to their parents. Shinhee’s published works includes a paper co-written with David Eng, titled “A Dialogue on Racial Melancholia,” which appeared in the collection Loss: The Politics of Mourning.
Dr. Calvin R. Chin
Dr. Calvin Chin is the Assistant Director of Outreach and Community Clinical Services at Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia Health Services, Calvin trained and conducted research at several hospitals including the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and the Beth Israel Medical Center. He earned his B.A. at the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at New York University, and completed an internship in clinical psychology at the Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center. He then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in College Counseling at Columbia. Calvin’s professional interests include working with Asian and Asian American students, with gay and lesbian students, and examining the process of integrating multiple identities. In addition to his work at Columbia, he is a mental health consultant to the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS, where he leads workshops on prevention and empowerment. He recently presented a paper on postvention responses to suicide at the New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health Conference and has lectured extensively on Asian American identity formation and development.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER LGBTQ COMMUNITY MEMBERS.