WHO WE ARE
The Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) is located at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). Boston Medical Center is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) urban safety net hospital located at the crossroads of urban revitalization and urban poverty in the South End of Boston, Massachusetts. Committed to "providing exceptional care without exception", BMC serves Boston's poorest neighborhoods, which are predominately minority and where many suffer from poor health and mental health.
WHAT WE DO
The programs of the CMMH provide training, support and clinical services in the culturally competent practice of community-based mental health services and inpatient services to the residents of Boston and the surrounding communities. CMMH includes: The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP) and an APA-accredited doctoral internship training program
which has been fully accredited since 1986 and is currently continuing a seven year accreditation through 2020. Inquiries can be made to CMTP or directly to the Office of Accreditation, APA, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242 (202) 336-5979. It also includes the Institute for Multicultural Practice and Research (IMPAR), which is a multicultural research and behavioral health services program.
Strength lies in differences, not in similarities, Stephen R. Covey
The services of CMMH have historically been provided primarily to a racially and ethnically diverse, urban, poor population. This target population is at increased risk for mental health problems, substance use disorders and poorer health outcomes. Currently, CMMH provides services (i.e. assessment/diagnosis, counseling, referral, training, and consultation) to community-based organizations throughout the city ranging from community health centers (providing health, substance abuse and mental health services), to houses of worship, and recreation centers. Multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual doctoral-level, licensed psychologists and Psychology interns comprise the staff of CMMH.