Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians
Improving Cultural Competence-Quick Guide for Clinicians Course Objectives and Outline:
- Discuss at least one clinical advantage of client–counselor matching based on race, ethnicity, or culture.
- Explain at least one clinical advantage to clinicians understanding their clients cultures.
- Discuss at least two causes for longstanding health disparities among racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
- Describe at least two specific culturally competent clinical skills that reflect cultural awareness and cultural knowledge of behavioral health.
- Describe at least two culturally adaptive clinical skills that demonstrate evidence based practices.
- Identify at least three specific guidelines for culturally responsive clinical services.
- Discuss at least two clinical strategies used to engage clients of diverse major racial and ethnic groups (African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and White Americans) in treatment.
- Describe at least two psychosocial, socio-cultural, and/or environmental influences on mental health help-seeking among African-Americans, Latinos and/or other major racial and ethnic groups.
- Discuss at least two challenges African Americans experience in accessing behavioral health treatment which impact participation in, attitudes toward, and outcomes after treatment.
- Discuss at least one culturally responsive principle in treating Latino clients.
- Why a Quick Guide?
- What Is a TIP?
- Introduction to Cultural Competence
- Core Assumptions
- Defining Cultural Competence
- Multidimensional Model for Developing Cultural Competence
- Core Cultural Competencies for Counselors and Other Clinical Staff
- Cultural Awareness
- Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identities
- Worldview: The Cultural Lens of Counseling
- Stereotypes, Prejudices, and History
- Trust and Power
- Practicing Within Limits
- Knowledge of Other Cultural Groups
- Cultural Knowledge of Behavioral Health
- Skill Development
- 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: Incorporate Cultural Factors Into Treatment Planning
- Behavioral Health Treatment for Major Racial and Ethnic Groups
- Core Culturally Responsive Principles in Counseling African American Clients
- Culturally Responsive Program Development for Asian American Clients
- Treatment Issues and Considerations for Latino Clients
- Counseling Native American Clients
- Treatment Issues and Considerations for White American Clients
- Drug Cultures and the Culture of Recovery
- The Relationship Between Drug Cultures and Mainstream Culture
- Understanding Why People Are Attracted to Drug Cultures
- Drug Cultures in Assessment and Engagement
- Finding Alternatives to Drug Cultures
- Developing a Culture of Recovery
Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd
Author: SAMHSA – US Department of Health and Human Services