Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, president of On Good Authority, interviews Pamela Hays, PhD, on the importance of cultural competence in the therapeutic relationship and how providers can educate themselves about diverse cultures. Dr. Hays provides a paradigm for identifying cultural biases.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
This CE course is designated as intermediate.
You can access the audio to this interview via your computer's MP3 player and/or read the text of the interview.
Subject Matter Expert:
Dr. Pamela Hays is a psychologist who works in rural Alaska with the Alaska Native Nakenu Family Center and Peninsula Community Health Services as a clinician and supervisor. She is author of the book Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice, and co-editor of Culturally Responsive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Barbara Alexander, LCSW, BCD, is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. After working for 13 years in child psychiatric settings and 30 years in private practice, she is now founder and president of On Good Authority, and an expert interviewer.
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Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
- Describe how to prepare yourself to work with diverse clients
- Use Dr. Hays' paradigm to identify cultural biases.