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Cultural Competency & Diversity: Powerful Strategies to Improve Client Rapport & Multicultural Awareness
Cultural Competency & Diversity: Powerful Strategies to Improve Client Rapport & Multicultural Awareness

Where:   NASHVILLE, TN

When:  Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$249.99
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MILLENNIUM MAXWELL HOUSE
2025 ROSA L PARKS BLVD
NASHVILLE, TN 37228
Phone:  (615) 259-4343
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Course Description:

I was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, during an era when Canadians embraced the value of being a multicultural nation. I remember in college spending a semester studying French in Quebec City and experiencing what it is like to be a “fish out of water”. When I moved to the United States as a graduate student to study cross-cultural counseling, I had to learn how Americans think about diversity. Now, after 35 years of research, teaching, consulting, and clinical work in the U.S.A., I have a keen understanding of the challenges of providing mental health services in a multicultural and diverse society.

Developing cultural competencies is a professional and ethical imperative for human service providers. When you attend this seminar, I will outline the knowledge, awareness and skills that clinicians should develop to work ethically, efficiently and effectively with people from different cultures and ethnic groups. I will help you identify:

  • The challenges of cultural competency for your own professional work setting (i.e. private practice, hospital units, nursing facilities, schools, colleges, etc.).
  • A method to map out the intersecting identities and positionalities of a helping relationship to build rapport and anticipate points of possible resistance
  • Empirically-validated self-assessments to evaluate your strengths, growth areas and design a professional development plan

Confidence will grow as you learn to broach culture, ethnicity and race and tailor your interventions to different clients. Learn how to be more competent serving others, who are in some ways like all others, in other ways like some, and in some ways like no other.
Objectives:

  1. Apply DSM-5 cultural formulation to accurately assess cultural influences on diagnosis and treatment planning.
  2. Review ethical standards for a culturally competent practice to inform clinical assessment and treatment.
  3. Identify multiple intersecting identities and positionalities to build rapport and engagement with diverse clients.
  4. Utilize clinical strategies to adapt interventions for clients from different cultural and ethnic groups.
  5. Apply skills to overcome cultural barriers such as class, language, religion and different belief systems to improve treatment outcomes.
  6. Increase treatment effectiveness by recognizing different cultural values and unintentional microaggressions.
OUTLINE

Cultural Competencies in Mental Health
  • Evidence-based approach to cultural competence
  • Trends in specific locale: variation and mental health needs
  • Exercise: The universal, cultural and individual
Ethics & the DSM-5®: Guidelines for the Integration of Cultural Competencies
  • Cross-cultural variations in presentations
  • Cultural concepts of distress
  • Assessments and diagnostic protocols
  • DSM-5® cultural formulation
  • Cultural factors influencing clients’ perspectives of their symptoms and treatment options
  • Ethical standards for culturally competent practice
  • Exercise: Cultural Formulation Interview
Overcome Dilemmas in Practice
  • Working with limited English proficiency and bi/multilingual clients
  • When to use an interpreter
  • Distinguish cultural and racial factors in mental health care
  • Recognize intersections of gender, race, age, ethnicity, religion, class, etc.
  • Anticipate possible points of transference and resistance
  • Exercise: Analyze intersecting identities and positionalities
Interventions & Strategies for Specific Populations
  • Overview of historical trauma in cultural context
    • Assessments and tools
    • Medication: use and belief system
  • Collaborating with traditional and/or natural healing practices
  • Integrate and adapt interventions for different clients
    • Individualist versus collectivist adjustment
    • Cognitive-behavioral modifications
    • Psychodynamic variations
  • Exercise: Broaching culture, ethnicity and race
Limitations of Research and Potential Risks:
  • Methodology and sampling
  • Internal validity of design
  • Generalizability of results
  • Applications and utility
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

D. JOHN LEE, PH.D., LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST

D. John Lee, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist working for CHE Behavioral Health Services who provides psychological services to residents of a variety of assisted-living and residential care facilities. He has served as Senior Psychologist and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at New Mexico State University’s Aggie Health and Wellness Center, and the Coordinator of the Multi-Ethnic Counseling Center Alliance (MECCA) at Michigan State University’s Counseling Center. Dr. Lee provided crisis intervention, individual and group therapy, supervision, consultation, psychoeducation, outreach and advocacy for marginalized student populations. He also facilitated doctoral seminars on culturally competent and racially responsive assessment and treatment for the Centers’ APA-approved internships in professional and integrated health service psychology. Dr. Lee has worked in private practice, outpatient clinics and university counseling centers for 22 years.

Dr. Lee is a dynamic presenter, storyteller and holds a certificate as an Action Methods Facilitator from the Michigan Psychodrama Institute. He has been a keynote speaker and consultant for over a hundred universities, colleges, public agencies and private companies throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Lee has degrees from the University of British Columbia, Western Washington University, and Kansas State University. He has edited five books and contributed several articles to professional and scholarly journals. John was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and now lives in Buffalo, NY.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: D. John Lee is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: D. John Lee has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Cultural Competency
This seminar qualifies for 3.0 hours of cultural competency instruction. If cultural competency is not specified within your licensing board's approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of cultural competency allowed.


Ethics
This seminar includes 3.25 hours of general ethics instruction. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the legal, ethical and professional development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Georgia Counselors: 6.25 Core hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, (LPCA CE Approval #9455-1019M). Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Tennessee Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This activity has been submitted to the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Credit pending.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Psychologists
This live activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

Tennessee Psychologists: This course is designed to meet Type II CE of the Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology. The Board accepts approvals by any recognized national credentialing body. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, 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. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 3.0 Cultural Competency and 3.25 Ethics continuing education credits. No more than 6.25 total CE hours may be awarded for this activity. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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