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Improving Cultural Competence Part 3 (5 credit hours)

The course is divided into three modules.  This is module 3 and covers Chapters 5 and 6.

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 5:  This chapter reviews counseling and treatment patterns for 5 major ethnic/racial groups:  African and Black Americans; Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders; Hispanics and Latinos; Native Americans; and White Americans.  The chapter explores different beliefs and attitudes about treatment, treatment considerations, and culturally congruent interventions, providing a general framework for understanding various groups.

Chapter 6:  This chapter examines the role of drug cultures in substance abuse and treatment.  The chapter explores the process of finding alternatives to drug cultures and developing a culture of recovery.

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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