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Improving Cultural Competence

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW

Approvals

Upon completion of this course the participant will receive 8 CE Credits/Contact Hours.

 

CALIFORNIA: This course meets the criteria and is accepted by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for continuing education hours for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, and Educational Psychologists. (See Nursing Approval below)

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers.

Note:  The CA BBS and TX Boards no longer directly approve providers of continuing education; however, this course meets their criteria for acceptable continuing education.

 

This course is accepted/approved by the following for continuing education credits/contact hours: 

The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) # 6412 
The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000 
The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0822

The California Associations of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) #Cp20 977 H 0422

 It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.

 

Objectives
At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

1)  Discuss what Cultural Competence is.
2)  Identify the importance of Cultural Competence
3)  Discuss what is Culture, Ethnicity, and Cultural Identity
4)  Explain and recognize Acculturation and Cultural Identification
5)  Recognize the Core Competencies for Counselors and Other Clinical Staff
6)  Discuss Cultural Awareness and what are the factors that affect Cultural Identification
7)  Evaluate the importance of Cultural Knowledge of Behavioral Health
8)  Recognize and navigate the Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Treatment Planning

Course Outline:

  • Chapter 1


    • Introduction to Cultural Competence

      • What is Cultural Competence?

        • Dimension 1: Racially and Culturally Specific Attributes

        • Dimension 2: Core Elements of Cultural Competence

        • Dimension 3: Foci of Culturally Responsive Services


      • 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?

      • Language and Communication

      • Geographic Location

      • Worldview, Values, and Traditions

      • Family and Kinship

      • Gender Roles

      • Socioeconomic Status and Education

      • Immigration and Migration

      • Acculturation and Cultural Identification

      • Heritage and History

      • Sexuality

      • Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Healing

      • Religion and Spirituality

        • Christianity

        • Judaism

        • Islam

        • Buddhism



    • As You Proceed
  • Chapter 2


    • Core Competencies for Counselors and Other Clinical Staff

      • Core Counselor Competencies

      • Self-Knowledge

      • 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

      • Frame issues in culturally relevant ways

      • Allow for complexity of issues based on cultural context

      • Make allowances for variations in the use of personal space

      • Display sensitivity to culturally specific meanings of touch

      • Explore culturally based experiences of power and powerlessness

      • Adjust communication styles to the client's culture

      • Interpret emotional expressions in light of the client's cultur

      • Expand Roles and Practices

      • 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

        • Immigration History

        • Cultural Identity and Acculturation

        • Membership in a Subculture

        • Beliefs About Health, Healing, Help-Seeking, and Substance Use

        • Trauma and Loss


      • Step 5: Gather Culturally Relevant Collateral Information

      • Step 6: Select Culturally Appropriate Screening and Assessment Tools

        • Culturally Appropriate Screening Devices

        • Culturally Valid Clinical Scales

        • Diagnosis


      • Step 7: Determine Readiness and Motivation for Change

        • Stages of Change

        • Motivational Interviewing


      • Step 8: Provide Culturally Responsive Case Management

      • Step 9: Incorporate Cultural Factors Into Treatment Planning

  • Chapter 4


    • Pursuing Organizational Cultural Competence

      • Cultural Competence at the Organizational Level

      • Organizational Values

        • Task: Commit to Cultural Competence

        • Task: Review and Update Vision, Mission, and Value Statements

        • Task: Address Cultural Competence in Strategic Planning Processes


      • Governance

        • Task: Assign a Senior Manager To Oversee the Development of Culturally Responsive Practices and Services

        • Task: Develop Culturally Competent Governing and Advisory Boards

        • Task: Establish a Cultural Competence Committee


      • Planning

        • Task: Engage Clients, Staff, and the Community in the Planning, Development, and Implementation of Culturally Responsive Services

        • Task: Develop a Cultural Competence Plan

        • Task: Develop and Review Policies and Procedures To Ensure Culturally Responsive Organizational Practices


      • Evaluation and Monitoring

        • Task: Create a Demographic Profile of the Community, Clientele, Staff, and Board

        • Task: Conduct Organizational Self-Assessment of Cultural Competence


      • Language Services
        • Task: Plan for Language Services Proactively

        • Task: Establish Practice and Training Guidelines for the Provision of Language Services


      • Workforce and Staff Development

        • Task: Develop Staff Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion Strategies That Reflect the Populations Served

        • Task: Create Training Plans and Curricula That Address Cultural Competence

        • Task: Provide Culturally Congruent Clinical Supervision

        • Task: Evaluate Staff Performance on Culturally Congruent and Complementary Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills


      • Organizational Infrastructure

        • Task: Plan Long-Range Fiscal Support of Cultural Competence

        • Task: Create an Environment That Reflects the Populations Served

        • Task: Develop Outreach Strategies To Improve Access to Care


  • Chapter 5: Behavioral Health Treatment for Major Racial and Ethnic Groups


    • Introduction
    • Counseling for African and Black Americans

      • Beliefs About and Traditions Involving Substance Use

      • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

      • Mental and Co-Occurring Disorders

      • Treatment Patterns

      • Beliefs and Attitudes About Treatment

      • Treatment Issues and Considerations

      • Theoretical Approaches and Treatment Interventions

        • Family therapy

        • Group therapy

        • Mutual-help groups

        • Traditional healing and complementary methods


      • Relapse prevention and recovery

    • Counseling for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders

      • Beliefs About and Traditions Involving Substance Use

      • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

      • Mental and Co-Occurring Disorders

      • Treatment Patterns

      • Beliefs and Attitudes About Treatment

      • Treatment Issues and Considerations

      • Theoretical Approaches and Treatment Interventions

        • Family therapy

        • Group therapy

        • Mutual-help groups

        • Traditional healing and complementary methods


      • Relapse prevention and recovery

    • Counseling for Hispanics and Latinos

      • Beliefs About and Traditions Involving Substance Use

      • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

      • Mental and Co-Occurring Disorders

      • Treatment Patterns

      • Beliefs and Attitudes About Treatment

      • Treatment Issues and Considerations

      • Theoretical Approaches and Treatment Interventions

        • Family therapy

        • Group therapy

        • Mutual-help groups

        • Traditional healing and complementary methods


      • Relapse prevention and recovery

    • Counseling for Native Americans

      • Beliefs About and Traditions Involving Substance Use

      • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

      • Mental and Co-Occurring Disorders

      • Treatment Patterns

      • Beliefs and Attitudes About Treatment

      • Treatment Issues and Considerations

      • Theoretical Approaches and Treatment Interventions

        • Family therapy

        • Group therapy

        • Mutual-help groups

        • Traditional healing and complementary methods


      • Relapse prevention and recovery

    • Counseling for White Americans

      • Beliefs About and Traditions Involving Substance Use

      • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

      • Mental and Co-Occurring Disorders

      • Treatment Patterns

      • Beliefs and Attitudes About Treatment

      • Treatment Issues and Considerations

      • Theoretical Approaches and Treatment Interventions

        • Family therapy

        • Group therapy

        • Mutual-help groups

        • Traditional healing and complementary methods


      • Relapse prevention and recovery

  • Chapter 6: Drug Cultures and the Culture of Recovery


    • What Are Drug Cultures?

      • The Relationship Between Drug Cultures and Mainstream Culture

    • Understanding Why People Are Attracted to Drug Cultures
    • Online Drug Cultures

      • The Role of Drug Cultures in Substance Abuse Treatment

    • Drug Cultures in Assessment and Engagement
    • Finding Alternatives to Drug Cultures

      • Developing a Culture of Recovery

 
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