Cultural competence is often a term that is used as a broad understanding of the need to address the nuances of culture through the intersectionality of all contextual variables including: Race, Gender, Class, Culture, Sexual Orientation, Immigration and Emmigration, Physical and Mental Abilities, etc. Nevertheless, while the term Cultural Competency is commonly used, it is often misunderstood.
Cultural competency refers to the organizational systems of oppression and needing cultural resources to facilitate care. It is understanding the social and political forces at play, the importance of context and the local demographics of the person in environment.
Cultural Humility builds upon this idea and further necessitates the awareness of personal biases in real time. This course will teach the clinical skills necessary to listen rather than assume. This course will teach participants the multiple layers of what is below the surface. This includes the environmental factors including the stratification of class and inability to access resources of education, healthcare and nutrition. It will focus on the social and political implications of the correlation between substance abuse, domestic violence and physical and behavioral health conditions. It will also define Cultural Humility helping participants learn from their client’s lived experience while at the same time engaging in a process of self-reflection, so that one can become accountable in order to make reparations.
In this seminar participants will learn
Identify steps of self-evaluation
Instructor: Joel Levine, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, LMFT
If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class!
All classes are held virtually via Zoom. Attendance log-in information will be shared with those who signed up for the class, in advance.
Classes start promptly at 9am.