Treating Communities of Color: What Does Cultural Competency Mean for Behavioral Health Practitioners?
Start Date: June 10, 2015
End Date: June 10, 2015
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center webinar
The development of culturally responsive clinical skills is vital to the effectiveness of behavioral health services. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cultural competence “refers to the ability to honor and respect the beliefs, languages, interpersonal styles, and behaviors of individuals and families receiving services, as well as staff members who are providing such services.” Minority populations are increasing as a share of the population of the United States. Yet, although progress has been made, racial and ethnic minorities still have less access to adequate quality behavioral health services.
This webinar will provide an understanding of why cultural competence must be a concern for all behavioral health care providers and offer several concepts and tools that will enhance your ability as a practitioner to provide more culturally competent services.
Charles E. Lewis Jr., MSW, Ph.D., former CSWE MFP Fellow and Development Services Group, Inc.’s Training Director for SAMHSA’s Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center, will moderate the Webinar.
Ranna Parekh, M.D., MPH, Director of the American Psychiatric Association’s Division of Diversity and Health Equity, will present on principles of cultural competency, understanding microaggressions, and overcoming prejudice in the workplace.
- Roberto Lewis–Fernández, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Director, New York State (NYS) Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence and the Hispanic Treatment Program, NYS Psychiatric Institute, will present on the DSM–5 Cultural Formulation Interview, a standardized method for cultural assessment for use in mental health practice.
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