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Social Justice, Ethics and Multicultural Issues for Mental Health Professionals:
CE Test
$19.99 USD
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Product Details
Format:
Additional Participant CE Test
Author:
LISA CONNORS, LBSW, LCPC, NCC
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
8/27/2021
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNT055270
Objectives
  1. Argue how social class and race can impact clinical assessment and treatment of mental health issues.
  2. Conclude how the values and biases of clinicians can influence treatment and therapeutic outcomes.
  3. Appraise how mental health clinicians can better understand clients within their social and cultural environments to avoid misunderstanding that can harm the therapeutic alliance.
  4. Demonstrate how clinicians can more comfortably and capably discuss issues surrounding race and economic issues that clients can be reluctant to talk about.
  5. Determine how clinicians can help clients overcome cultural shame for improved engagement in mental health treatment.
  6. Devise two ways clinicians can reduce barriers to mental health treatment that face minority groups and disenfranchised people. 
Outline
How Client Identity and Systemic Dynamics Impact Assessment and Treatment
  • 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
Ethics and the Equal Treatment of Clients
  • Obligations to challenge social injustice
  • Respecting the inherent dignity and worth of the person
  • Valuing the importance of human relationships
Clinical Strategies: That Meet Clients Where They Are: Proven Approaches for Greater Empathy and Effectiveness
  • 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
Be a Change Agent: How to Advocate for Your Clients Individually, Communally, and Globally
  • 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
Case Scenarios
  • 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
Author

LISA CONNORS, LBSW, LCPC, NCC

Lisa Connors, LBSW, LCPC, NCC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board-Certified Coach, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. She is also Certified in Thanatology.

Ms. Connors has been in the human services/social work/counseling fields for 30 years. She has worked in a variety of settings providing 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, substance use and mental health disorders, violence/abuse/trauma, grief and loss, and social injustices.

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. Currently, she is the President-Elect of the Maryland Association of Addiction Professionals. 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 ACA, NASW, NAADAC, and ADEC. Ms. Connors earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, her Master of Divinity from Howard University, and is pursuing her PhD in psychology at Walden University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lisa Connors is an adjunct faculty at Arundel Community College; and at the University of Maryland. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lisa Connors is a member of NAADAC; American Counseling Association; the National Association of Social Work; and the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
Continuing Education Credits
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**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.

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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