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Multicultural Awareness & Diversity: Powerful Strategies to Improve Client Rapport & Cultural Competence



  • Strategies to improve rapport with diverse clients
  • Case studies and experiential exercises
  • Adapt treatment for specific groups

Too often, therapists feel paralyzed by the fear that they don’t know enough about other cultures to try to counsel clients different than themselves.

Watch this recording and reduce those fears by increasing your understanding of cultural experiences with which you are not personally or professionally familiar.

Without learning multiple languages or becoming an expert on every possible culture, you can become more culturally competent and feel more confident in your ability to counsel any client from any culture. Beyond ethnicity, you will also explore issues of age, gender, sexuality, religion, acculturation, and social justice, as well as opportunities to strengthen your own cultural self-awareness.

Join Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV, for this adventure into the world of cultural competency. Take away immediately applicable and practical strategies to:

  • Improve assessment
  • Avoid ethical dilemmas
  • Overcome fears
  • Reduce unintentional cultural offense
  • Build significant therapeutic rapport
  • Help clients of any cultural background make meaningful change in their lives

You may just want to watch this recording to receive 6 hours of cultural competency including 3 hours of ethics. You will leave with so much more! This highly engaging and encouraging seminar will challenge you to learn more about other cultures, accept what you do not yet know in the process, and utilize therapeutic strategies that can help you be effective along the journey toward becoming an increasingly culturally competent therapist.

Gain a reputation for being the premier therapist in your community for working with diverse clients!


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.6
Speakers:
Lambers Fisher
Duration:
5 Hours 59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
17 Nov, 2017
Product Code:
POS048760
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

CPD


CPD

This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



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Speakers

Lambers Fisher Related seminars and products: 2

MS, LMFT, MDIV


Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV, is a marriage and family therapist who has counseled individuals, couples, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, in private practice, non-profit organization, as well as ministry environments. He has a strong desire to help counseling professionals in various fields feel more comfortable, competent and confident in their ability meet the needs of whomever they have the opportunity to serve.

Lambers’ training experience includes facilitating workshops, guest lecturing, as well as being an adjunct instructor at Crown College on various aspects of diversity in counseling. Lambers supervises aspiring therapists as a board approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists as well as the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health.

Currently, Lambers is a therapist in private practice where he effectively balances personal and professional experiences to provide unique and practical perspectives on a variety of culturally sensitive topics. He obtained a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Lambers Fisher has an employment relationship with Restorations for Life Counseling. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lambers Fisher is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Implement the DSM-5® criteria and cultural formulation interview to accurately assess for cultural influences as it relates to diagnosis.
  2. Recognize biases to improve clinical strategies, rapport, and engagement with a variety of clients.
  3. Develop a deep understanding of the impact of varying cultural group experiences to enhance empathy in session.
  4. Establish ethical standards for a culturally competent practice related therapeutic authority and effective self-disclosure.
  5. Utilize clinical strategies to address unintentional cultural offenses towards clients to increase treatment effectiveness.
  6. Apply skills to overcome cultural barriers such as language, religion and different belief systems to improve session outcomes.

Outline

Cultural Competencies in Mental Health
  • Client-centered approach to cultural competence
  • Trends in cultural identity development
  • Acknowledge cultural differences: terms of reference, racism and stereotypes
  • Improve client rapport
    • Make cultural connections
    • Acquire knowledge & skills
    • View behavior within a cultural context
  • Exercise: Cultural Self-Assessment
Ethics & the DSM-5®: Guidelines for the Integration of Cultural Competencies
  • Cross-cultural variations in presentations
  • Cultural genograms
  • Assessments and diagnostic protocols
  • DSM-5® Cultural Formulation
  • Ethical standards for culturally competent practice
    • Cultural perspectives on therapeutic authority
    • Referring without abandoning
    • Effective self-disclosure
    • Advocacy and social justice
    • Exercise: Cultural Formulation Interview
Overcome Dilemmas in Practice
  • Working with limited English proficiency and bi/multilingual clients
  • When to use an interpreter
  • Strategies for working with cultural transference and counter transference
  • Avoiding and addressing unintentional cultural offenses toward clients
  • Empathizing with victims as well as accused perpetrators of social injustice
Interventions & Strategies for Specific Populations
  • Understand client experiences of sexual identity and gender fluidity
  • Strategies for supporting clients when therapist’s and client’s religious beliefs conflict
  • Methods for building rapport with clients with various disabilities
  • Adapting therapeutic style to client’s cultural presentation
  • Case Examples: Cultural experiences therapists often misunderstand

Overcome Limitations of the Research & Potential Risks

  • Limited empirical models
  • Lack of professional awareness & confidence
  • Changing cultural values, needs & expressions
  • Incomplete scope: clients, counselors, supervisors, colleagues & community

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 584

Comments

Annemarie K - Happy Valley, South Australia

"It was a great course to be involved in for the advancing of my multicultural competence both a practice as a counsellor as well as in supervising and teaching others. Thank you for allowing the content to be available. "

Tonya S - Waxhaw, North Carolina

"Great presenter! Easily kept my attention."

Lara W - BALTIMORE, Maryland

"This was one of the most helpful CEU classes I have taken online."

Michael R - BALTIMORE, Maryland

"Great presentation style !"

Jill J - ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming

"Gained a lot of knowledge and appreciate the presentation "

Carol H - Tucson, Arizona

"Excellent learning experience."

Wendy H - ALBANY, Oregon

"Excellent Training. Thank you!"

James A - GONZALES, Texas

"Excellent speaker, excellent workshop!"

Bruce S - Seattle, Washington

"Excellent presenter"

Shane P - GREENBELT, Maryland

"Style was very unique and effective. Amazing Breadth of examples and perspectives. Outstanding. Although African American myself, I found program very eye opening."

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