Learning to Walk Without Feet
A Colloquium on Hip-Hop, Healing, and Resilience
Saturday, June 18, 2022
9:15 a.m. - 3:45 pm
Virtual via Zoom 
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Register for free at https://tinyurl.com/Learn2Walk

This event is a collaboration between NYCCAP and the New York Foundling--Mental Health DEI and PRIDE Subcommittee.Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) available upon request from the New York Foundling’s Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection. Continuing Medical Education credits are anticipated but pending accreditation at this time.
Major Goals:
1) Increase community interest and engagement in mental health,
2) Increase student/trainee interest in mental health/psychiatry
3) Here for the NYC Youth and Families
This live-streamed virtual activity educates participants on the many ways hip-hop can be used to engage with patients. High-quality, culturally relevant mental health care is vital to improving the wellbeing of the increasingly diverse patient populations we serve. Family physicians, mental health clinicians, and anyone with an interest in supporting youth will learn effective strategies for communication and engagement. This one-time activity consists of CME sessions scheduled on a single day.

Gift cards will be given out periodically throughout the day during breaks.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) available upon request from the New York Foundling’s Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection. Continuing Medical Education credits are available on request, as this activity was approved for a maximum of 5 AAFP Prescribed credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete a brief post-activity evaluation.


Opening Remarks by NYCCAP: 9:15-9:25 am

Session 1: 9:30–10:25 am
That’s Just The Way It Is: An Exploration of The Power In Using Hip-Hop to Process Racial Trauma
Karinn Glover, MD, MPH
Founder, Dr. Karinn, Health Equity and Workplace Mental Health Consulting Firm
Attending psychiatrist at Adult Outpatient division, Montefiore Health System
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Nicole B. Washington, DO, MPH
Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Elocin Psychiatric Services, PLLC
Akeem Marsh, MD
Member of Board of Directors, NYCCAP
Assistant Medical Director of Home of Integrated Behavioral Health, NY Foundling
Clinical Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Session 2: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Hip Hop Psych: Lyrics, drugs, mind and behaviors

Co-Founders of HIP HOP PSYCH:
Dr. Akeem Sule
Consultant Psychiatrist
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
University of Cambridge
British Association of Psychopharmacology
Dr Becky Inkster
Digital Mental Health Neuroscientist
University of Cambridge & The Alan Turing Institute
Advisor: Lancet Digital Health, Facebook, VISA

BREAKOUT ROOM (separate Zoom link)
Breakout room will be targeted more for community members. All are welcome to attend either.
Session 2A: 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Cypher Session
Byron Young, MD
Founder of Doing it Well - Emotional Wellness Program Developer, Consultant
Outpatient Psychiatrist, LA County Department of Mental Health’s Enhanced Specialized Foster Care Program.

BREAK: 12:30-1:00 pm
Note: Esteemed poet will do a reading. 
Nick’s Words (spoken word version excerpt from Not Just Bad Kids: Adversity & Disruptive Behavior Link)
Roya Marsh
Founder of BlkJoy
Poet in Residence at Urban Word NYC
Co-Founder of the Bronx Poet Laureate position
author of dayliGht (MCD × FSG Originals, 2020)

Session 3: 1:00-2:15 pm
Hip Hop Therapy & Mental Health Practice
Debangshu Roygardner, PhD
Former Hip Hop artist
Consortial Faculty in Psychology at the CUNY School of Professional Studies,
Director of Research and Evaluation at New York Foundling
Board Director of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Hip Hop Artist
Clinical Social Worker, Hip Hop Therapy Studio program at Mott Haven Community High School, a “second-chance” transfer school in the South Bronx
Session 4: 2:20-3:35 pm
Dr. Raphael Travis, LCSW
Professor, MSW Program Director at Texas State University, School of Social Work
Lab: Collaborative Research for Education, Art, and Therapeutic Engagement (CREATE)
Founder and Executive Director, FlowStory, PLLC
Closing Remarks:  3:35-3:45 pm

Program Organizing Committee
Akeem Marsh, MD, Member, NYCCAP Board of Directors; Medical Director, Home of Inegrated Behavioral Health, NY Foundling 
Debangshu Roygardner, PhD, Director, Research and Evaluation, New York Foundling 
Ruth Gerson, MD, Senior Vice President, Mental Health Services, New York Foundling
Leslie Schmerler, Assistant Vice President, Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection
Earl Magee, New York Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Any questions? Please contact info@nyccap.org.
The New York Foundling is a provider of social work, mental health, and psychology continuing education credits for LMSW’s, LCSW’s, mental health counselors, and psychologists by the New York State Education Department. Participants will up to receive 5.0 continuing education credits. Continuing Medical Education Credits for MDs, NPs, and PAs are anticipated to be available upon request for up to 5.0, and should be claimed commensurate with participation.
For more information, please visit http://www.nyccap.org/home.aspx or contact info@nyccap.org.