Improving Cultural Competence Unabridged – Online CE Course
(Satisfies CA BBS requirement – CA Cultures and the Social and Psychological Implications of Socioeconomic Status)
Improving Cultural Competence Unabridged Course Objectives and Outline:
- Describe at least one way in which socioeconomic status impacts social and psychological welfare.
- Describe at least one self-assessment strategy for developing individual cultural competence.
- Explain at least two treatment strategies that demonstrate culturally responsive evaluation and treatment.
- Discuss at least one way to incorporate cultural factors into treatment planning.
- Describe at least two ways in which immigration history and status may impact treatment.
- Explain at least one role for the clinician in developing cultural self awareness.
- Discuss at least one role for the clinician in promoting identity development.
- Discuss at least one role for the clinician in promoting cultural counseling theories and social justice.
- Discuss at least one role for the clinician in developing individual and community strategies for working with and advocating for diverse and techniques populations.
- Discuss at least one role for the clinician in eliminating biases and prejudices.
- Describe at least two core clinician cultural competencies.
- Explain at least two behavioral health treatment strategies for African and Black Americans.
- Explain at least two behavioral health treatment strategies for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander populations.
- Explain at least two behavioral health treatment strategies for Hispanic and Latino Americans.
- Explain at least two behavioral health treatment strategies for Native Americans.
- Explain at least two behavioral health treatment strategies for White Americans.
- Chapter 1—Introduction to Cultural Competence
- Purpose and Objectives of the TIP
- Core Assumptions
- What Is Cultural Competence?
- Why Is Cultural Competence Important?
- How Is Cultural Competence Achieved?
- What Is Culture?
- What Is Race?
- What Is Ethnicity?
- What Is Cultural Identity?
- What Are the Cross-Cutting Factors in Race, Ethnicity, and Culture?
- As You Proceed
- Chapter 2—Core Competencies for Counselors and Other Clinical Staff
- Core Counselor Competencies
- Self-Assessment for Individual Cultural Competence
- Chapter 3—Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Treatment Planning
- Step 1: Engage Clients
- Step 2: Familiarize Clients and Their Families With Treatment and Evaluation Processes
- Step 3: Endorse Collaboration in Interviews, Assessments, and Treatment Planning
- Step 4: Integrate Culturally Relevant Information and Themes
- Step 5: Gather Culturally Relevant Collateral Information
- Step 6: Select Culturally Appropriate Screening and Assessment Tools
- Step 7: Determine Readiness and Motivation for Change
- Step 8: Provide Culturally Responsive Case Management
- Step 9: Integrate Cultural Factors Into Treatment Planning
- Chapter 4—Pursuing Organizational Cultural Competence
- Cultural Competence at the Organizational Level
- Organizational Values
- Evaluation and Monitoring
- Language Services
- Workforce and Staff Development
- Organizational Infrastructure
- Chapter 5—Behavioral Health Treatment for Major Racial and Ethnic Groups
- Counseling for African and Black Americans
- Counseling for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders
- Counseling for Hispanics and Latinos
- Counseling for Native Americans
- Counseling for White Americans
- Chapter 6—Drug Cultures and the Culture of Recovery
- What Are Drug Cultures?
- The Role of Drug Cultures in Substance Abuse Treatment
- Appendix A: Bibliography
- Appendix B: Instruments To Measure Identity and Acculturation
- Appendix C: Tools for Assessing Cultural Competence
- Appendix D: Screening and Assessment Instruments
- Appendix E: Cultural Formulation in Diagnosis and Cultural Concepts of Distress
- Appendix F: Cultural Resources
- Appendix G: Glossary
- Appendix H: Resource Panel
- Appendix I: Cultural Competence and Diversity Network Participants
- Appendix J: Field Reviewers
- Appendix K: Acknowledgments
Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd
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