Therapists from the United Kingdom have been visiting Akron this week to learn how a local mental health group works with the African-American community. Bro. Andre Black, a therapist at Minority Behavioral Health Group in Akron, was selected to be observed.
Rameri Moukam, clinical director of Pattigift Therapy, an African psychotherapy center in Birmingham, England, and the center’s managing director, Davy Hay, arrived on Wednesday to shadow therapists with Minority Behavioral Health Group.
“We were aware they were offering a treatment model where they’d embedded into the community. We wanted to come and see how they did that,” said Moukam, whose therapy center uses elements of the theory and others. They are particularly interested in how the Akron group works with children in schools.