Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity for Mental Health Specialists

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Description

Our world is becoming increasingly diverse, and mental health professionals need the skills to effectively serve a culturally diverse clientele. This course equips mental health specialists with the knowledge and tools to navigate the complexities of cultural competence in counseling. Participants will be encouraged to critically examine their own cultural backgrounds and explore how that impacts their interactions with others. Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity for Mental Health Specialists is designed to promote culturally competent mental health services, ultimately leading to improved client outcomes and a more equitable healthcare system.

Here are the topics covered in the course material:

  • Define and differentiate between culture, cultural competence, individual cultural competence, and organizational cultural competence, race, ethnicity, racism, social diversity, enculturation, assimilation.
  • Apply cultural awareness models (Counselors' Cultural Competency Model (CCC), Cultural Humility, Transcultural Framework, and Social Justice models) to practice in child welfare settings.
  • Understand the importance of cultural competence, including the challenges faced and misconceptions surrounding cultural understanding.
  • Analyze the ethical considerations for culturally competent practice based on National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines.
  • Explore the impact of enculturation, assimilation, race disproportionality, and structural/institutionalized racism on mental health service delivery.
  • Analyze the influence of cultural context and factors on intervention strategies and communication styles, utilizing case studies relevant to social work and psychology.
  • Identify and explore personal biases through the lens of the “Ladder of Inference.”
  • Develop knowledge as the foundation of cultural competence, gaining strategies for working with families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Implement effective "Bias Busting" techniques, addressing intolerance in others and providing constructive feedback on intolerant behavior.
  • Establish behavioral expectations for culturally competent workers and identify the characteristics of culturally competent professional behavior.

CE Content Category: Cultural competence; Diversity; Law; Ethics;

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, nurses.

Asynchronous, distance learning. Non-interactive. Text format with recorded reading of the material.

This CE course is designated as beginner.

There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support.

Here are some of the possible limitations that could be inherent to the material, given its comprehensive nature:

  • It may not provide enough depth on specific cultural groups to be applicable to real-world counseling situations.
  • It may not adequately address the complexities of power, privilege, and oppression that can influence counseling interactions.
  • It may not provide sufficient guidance on how to develop culturally responsive counseling skills.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Audio Version Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity For Mental Health Specialists
  • Text Version Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity for Mental Health Specialists
  • References and Citations
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Julie Shafer, PhD. CE Director, At Health.

Jill Miller, JD, graduated from the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to practicing law, she was an instructor and developer of educational programs for adults. She served as vice president in charge of operations and content development for At Health, Inc. for over 20 years.

Jill Michaels. CE Coordinator, At Health.

 

CE Approvals


At Health is an APA-Approved Sponsor At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

At Health is an NBCC-Approved SponsorAt Health, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6949. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. At Health, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

 

At Health, LLC, Provider #1707, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. At Health, LLC, maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/3/2023-5/3/2026.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

It is At Health's understanding that  these programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.

Other jurisdictions may accept trainings offered by At Health, LLC for your continuing education requirements. Restrictions may apply. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.”

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Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Jun 18, 2024.

Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Explain the overlap and differentiation of individual and organizational cultural competence
  • Illustrate the skills that culturally competent practitioners should possess
  • Evaluate my own view of culture
  • List some benefits of cultural awareness for mental health practitioners
  • Compare the different models for the development of cultural competence
  • Discuss why prioritizing cultural competency, fostering inclusivity, and working collaboratively with communities, mental health specialists can play a vital role in ensuring equitable access to mental healthcare for all.
  • Summarize cultural factors that might impact communication

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