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Culturally Responsive Care: Integration of an Anti-Oppressive Framework

Presented by Danielle Cottonham Mason, PhD

Presenter Bio

Dr. Cottonham received her doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her internship at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans, Louisiana. She then received postdoctoral training at the San Francisco VA Health Care System specializing in PTSD and co-occurring substance use disorders with an emphasis on teaching and supervision, and moral injury among combat veterans. Her clinical and research expertise include: PTSD and co-occurring substance use disorders, race-based traumatic stress and the impact of racial discrimination on mental health in the Black community, and culturally informed evidence-based practice.  Dr. Cottonham is a licensed psychologist in California and currently serves as the Clinical Manager of Culturally Responsive Care at Lyra Health. D
Dr. Cottonham’ s work is rooted in her experience as a Black woman who was born and raised in southern Louisiana. She has a passion for destigmatizing mental health in marginalized communities and cultivating spaces that promote connection, authenticity, and healing.

Post-2020, mental health providers find themselves more central to the healing of our clients than ever before. As many clients demand spaces that see and hold the oppression they face, some providers may find themselves asking what skills they can learn to responsibly and respectfully acknowledge the experiences of cultural oppression presented to them.
This presentation will cover key foundational concepts of culturally responsive care and discuss best practices for integrating an anti-oppressive approach into your clinical practice. The overall goal is to strengthen the knowledge base of participants while also increasing self-efficacy around providing culturally responsive care.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Define and identify foundational concepts of culturally responsive care within clinical practice
  2. Identify at least 3 strategies to apply an anti-oppressive framework in clinical practice

Instructional Level


Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.

Instructional Methodology

On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

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 to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.

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