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Improving Cultural Competence: Quick Guide for Clinicians (Based on TIP 59)

About the Course:

This course is designed to help healthcare professionals and administrators understand the role of culture in treatment services. Providing a context for cultural competency and highlighting assumptions and relevant dimensions, this brief summary then provides specific guidance for developing the clinician’s skills in both self-awareness and culturally sensitive, competent service delivery. Organizational issues are also addressed. Major demographic racial and ethnic groups and specific cultural issues related to drug use are explored. Key words: Cultural competence, race, ethnicity, diversity, substance abuse, mental health, treatment

Publication Date:

2016

Course Material Author

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Course Creator

Barbara McMillan

Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate competence regarding the role of culture in the delivery of mental and substance use disorder services.

  2. Acknowledge relevant assumptions concerning the importance of and need for increased cultural competence in the treatment setting

  3. List cultural considerations for treatment of major racial and ethnic groups

  4. Identify essential components of the treatment process that require cultural competency

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American Psychological Association (APA)

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Our Provider Number: 1020

CE Learning Systems,LLC, provider #1020, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Learning Systems, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/23/2019 – 2/23/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 cultural competency continuing education credit(s).

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Our Provider Number: 5951

CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NBCC Counselors completing this course will receive 1 credit.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Our Provider Number: 192243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba Addiction Counselor CE has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

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Course Number 102529
1 credit hour
  • Online Article
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