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Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians

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Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians – Online CE Course

Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss at least two causes for longstanding mental health disparities among racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
  2. Explain at least one strategy for promoting and sustaining systemic cultural competence.
  3. Describe at least two culturally adaptive clinical skills that demonstrate evidence based practices.

Course Outline:

  1. Why a Quick Guide?
  2. What Is a TIP?
  3. Introduction to Cultural Competence
    1. Core Assumptions
    2. Defining Cultural Competence
    3. Multidimensional Model for Developing Cultural Competence
  4. Core Cultural Competencies for Counselors and Other Clinical Staff
    1. Self-Knowledge
    2. Cultural Awareness
    3. Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identities
    4. Worldview: The Cultural Lens of Counseling
    5. Stereotypes, Prejudices, and History
    6. Trust and Power
    7. Practicing Within Limits
    8. Knowledge of Other Cultural Groups
    9. Cultural Knowledge of Behavioral Health
    10. Skill Development
  5. Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Treatment Planning
    1. Step 1: Engage Clients
    2. Step 2: Familiarize Clients and Their Families With Treatment and Evaluation Processes
    3. Step 3: Endorse Collaboration in Interviews, Assessments, and Treatment Planning
    4. Step 4: Integrate Culturally Relevant Information and Themes
    5. Step 5: Gather Culturally Relevant Collateral Information
    6. Step 6: Select Culturally Appropriate Screening and Assessment Tools
    7. Step 7: Determine Readiness and Motivation for Change
    8. Step 8: Provide Culturally Responsive Case Management
    9. Step 9: Incorporate Cultural Factors Into Treatment Planning
  6. Behavioral Health Treatment for Major Racial and Ethnic Groups
    1. Core Culturally Responsive Principles in Counseling African American Clients
    2. Culturally Responsive Program Development for Asian American Clients
    3. Treatment Issues and Considerations for Latino Clients
    4. Counseling Native American Clients
    5. Treatment Issues and Considerations for White American Clients
  7. Drug Cultures and the Culture of Recovery
    1. The Relationship Between Drug Cultures and Mainstream Culture
    2. Understanding Why People Are Attracted to Drug Cultures
    3. Drug Cultures in Assessment and Engagement
    4. Finding Alternatives to Drug Cultures
    5. Developing a Culture of Recovery

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: SAMHSAUS Department of Health and Human Services

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

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