November 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cultural Competence in Clinical Practice: A Multicultural Relational Perspective – Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD

Clinical work in today’s world of COVID-19 and widespread racial unrest requires practitioners to not only master the rudiments of their craft, but also to work sensitively and effectively with a wide array of clients from vastly diverse backgrounds addressing a broad range of presenting problems and culturally based clinical issues. Thus, it is virtually impossible to work effectively in today’s world without establishing and integrating cultural competence within all aspects of standard clinical practice.

This workshop will be devoted to assisting participants develop and enhance cultural competence in clinical practice. Participants will receive strategies and techniques for effectively addressing the nuances and the complexities of race and other dimensions of diversity in clinical practice. A portion of the workshop will be devoted to the exploration of culturally based self of the Clinician issues that may facilitate and/or impede the development of cultural competence.

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Seminar Agenda

1p to 5p

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe and implement strategies for initiating and maintaining conversations about cultural issues in the clinical process.
  2. Describe and implement strategies for addressing culturally based micro-aggressions in clinical practice.
  3. Identify and explore critical Self of the therapist issues that may impede clinical effectiveness.
  4. Implement the five steps strategy for repairing culturally based relational ruptures that may threaten the therapeutic/supervisory bond.

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognizes the California Psychological Association’s continuing education credits for use by their licensees.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for  4 continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.


Registration is closed for this event.