Archive for September, 2017

Improving Cultural Competence Part 2 (3 credit hours)

The course is divided into three modules.  This is module 2 and covers Chapters 3 and 4.

Program Summary:  Did you know that fifty percent of culturally diverse clients will end treatment or counseling after one visit (Sue and Sue 2013e)?  This course explores the ongoing and dynamic process of developing cultural competence in clinical practice.  The course highlights the importance of self-awareness, culturally appropriate knowledge, cross-cultural communication, culturally responsive treatment, and culturally responsive policies.  The course discusses behavioral health treatment for specific racial and ethnic groups and also explores drug cultures and the culture of recovery.  Sue’s (2001) multidimensional model for developing cultural competence is featured.

Chapter 3:  Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Treatment Planning  This chapter looks at ways to incorporate cultural factors into treatment services.  It offers clinical guidance for culturally responsive interviews, assessments, evaluations and treatment planning.

Chapter 4:  Pursuing Organizational Cultural Competence  This chapter looks at cultural competence at the organizational level exploring issues of organizational values, governance, planning, evaluation, language services, and staff development.   This chapter offers guidance for organizations in developing culturally responsive practices and programs.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.   Read the complete description of this course…..


Improving Cultural Competence Part 1 (3 credit hours)

The course is divided into three modules.  This is module 1 and covers the Executive Summary and Chapters 1 and 2.

Program Summary:  Did you know that fifty percent of culturally diverse clients will end treatment or counseling after one visit (Sue and Sue 2013e)?  This course explores the ongoing and dynamic process of developing cultural competence in clinical practice.  The course highlights the importance of self-awareness, culturally appropriate knowledge, cross-cultural communication, culturally responsive treatment, and culturally responsive policies.  The course discusses behavioral health treatment for specific racial and ethnic groups and also explores drug cultures and the culture of recovery.  Sue’s (2001) multidimensional model for developing cultural competence is featured.

Chapter 1:  This chapter offers an introduction to cultural competence and includes a discussion of why cultural competence is important and how it is achieved.  The concepts of culture, race, ethnicity, and cultural identity are explored.

Chapter 2:  This chapter explores core cultural competencies for counselors and includes attitudes and behaviors of culturally competent counselors.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

Read the complete description of this course…..


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