This course examines development of cultural competency skills in mental health treatment. Several questions are addressed:
- Why is there a need for cultural competency? This question is addressed by analyzing the research on mental health disparities that exist among ethnic minority groups.
- What kinds of adaptations to treatment are needed? The role of various interventions (language, cultural knowledge, use of metaphors, etc.) is discussed.
- Do cultural interventions work or are they a reflection of political correctness? What is the research evidence for their effectiveness?
- How can we improve on our skills in working with people from differing cultural background? A tool kit is constructed that include steps for the personal development of cultural competency.
- What are ongoing and future issues that have emerged from cultural competency?
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the role of culture in mental health treatment and assessment
- Apply knowledge about the research involved in cultural competency
- Develop a toolkit in working with people from different cultures
- Connect research findings into self-awareness, informed interventions, and skills
This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.
Continuing Education Information
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 2 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.
Refund and Attendance Policy
The seminars mentioned above are Free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Employees and Trainees.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted for those who attend the entire lecture.