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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on October 18, 2019.
- DVD Video - 4+ hours Instructions
- Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- LISA CONNORS, LCPC, NCC
- PESI Inc.
- 10/18/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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- Communicate how social class and race can impact clinical assessment and treatment of mental health issues.
- Specify how the values and biases of clinicians can influence treatment and therapeutic outcomes.
- Establish how mental health clinicians can better understand clients within their social and cultural environments to avoid misunderstanding that can harm the therapeutic alliance.
- Characterize how clinicians can more comfortably and capably discuss issues surrounding race and economic issues that clients can be reluctant to talk about.
- Articulate how clinicians can help clients overcome cultural shame for improved engagement in mental health treatment.
- Provide 2 examples of ways clinicians can reduce barriers to mental health treatment that face minority groups and disenfranchised people.
How Client Identity and Systemic Dynamics Impact Assessment and Treatment
Ethics and the Equal Treatment of Clients
- Social class, race, ethnicity, poverty and religion
- Gender identity and sexuality
- Myths, oppression, stereotypes and microaggressions
- Power dynamics of counseling that can threaten minority groups
- How clinician’s values and biases influence therapeutic outcomes
- Culturally competent assessment techniques
- Research implications and limitations
Clinical Strategies: That Meet Clients Where They Are: Proven Approaches for Greater Empathy and Effectiveness
- Obligations to challenge social injustice
- Respecting the inherent dignity and worth of the person
- Valuing the importance of human relationships
Be a Change Agent: How to Advocate for Your Clients Individually, Communally, and Globally
- How to understand clients within their social and cultural environments
- Strategies to recognize your:
- Inherent biases
- Histories and generational influences
- Self-assessment – identify personal values that can influence therapeutic outcomes
- Techniques to work with inter-generational and historical trauma
- Crisis intervention strategies
- Should clinicians hold a neutral position?
- Strategies to reduce barriers to accessing mental health treatment
- Overcome cultural shame surrounding mental health issues
- Tips for working with racial stress and trauma
- Connect clients to resources, agencies and funding
- Intervention at the system level
- 32 year-old Latino female with PTSD
- 46 year-old woman originally from Pakistan with depression
- 38 year-old Native American male with suicidal ideation and substance abuse issues
- 30 year-old Latino male with HIV referred for case management services
- 18 year-old Asian American female with eating disorders
LISA CONNORS, LCPC, NCC
Lisa Connors, LCPC, NCC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor who has been in the human services/social work/counseling fields for 30 years. She has worked in a variety of settings providing case management, crisis intervention, and counseling services to the despondent and downtrodden.
Ms. Connors works tirelessly to help others reach their fullest potential in life, helping and empowering others who have been oppressed, stigmatized, marginalized, and victimized. Her greatest passion is working with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), substance use and mental health disorders, co-occurring issues, violence, abuse, and other forms of trauma.
Ms. Connors has served on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and is the past co-chair of the HIV Planning Group for the State of Maryland.
In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Connors is a college professor at Anne Arundel Community College. She is a member of many organizations, including NAADAC, ACA, And NASW. Ms. Connors earned her Master of Arts in professional counseling from Liberty University, her Master of Divinity from Howard University in Washington D.C., and is pursuing her Ph.D. in psychology at Walden University.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Information Coming Soon
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.
CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.
**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.
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Addiction Counselors
- Case Managers
- Other Mental Health Professionals
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