Time: Friday, April 18th, 8:00pm
Location: The LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. betw 7th and 8th Ave.
(please visit reception desk for meeting room number)
What are the most frequent Mental Health issues facing Gay Asian men? Do gay Asian men face different psychological challenges when coming out to their families? What is “good” mental health? What warning signs should members keep in mind for their friends as well as themselves? How can members & their friends seek help?
Please join us as we invite Shinhee Han (psychotherapist) and Dr. Calvin Chin (psychologist), each with 10+ years working on Asian American and LGBT issues, to share with us their experience and research on these Mental Health topics and more. Please see below for the impressive bios of our featured presenters.
This meeting will include a short video that features interviews with gay asian men and their parents, a presentation/discussion on Mental Health topics lead by our distinguished presenters, and time for Q&A.
Meeting Cost: $5 General Admission ; $2 for Members (all proceeds go towards cost of operations; exp. LGBT Center Room Rental, Food, etc.)
Questions/concerns? Please contact us at: [email protected]
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.