CE Opportunity: Webinar

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Enhancing Cultural Competence for Mental Health Professionals
Working with clients who do not share our individual cultural identity can be challenging for mental health professionals. We know that building a strong therapeutic relationship is required for us to engage in meaningful work with clients. Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, and other mental health professionals across North America, are asking themselves, “How can I practice in a more culturally competent manner?” And, “How do I discuss aspects of culture within this therapeutic relationship?”

Hear our esteemed speaker address these topics and more within our live webinar.

  • Dr. Sandra Dixon – Registered Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge.

This session will include a lecture from the speaker, opportunities for self-reflective learning, and will be followed by a question and answer session. Participants will have a chance to submit questions in advance of the event, as well as in the live chat. The webinar will be held on January 29, 2021, and will run from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Mountain Standard Time).

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom and recorded for those who are unable to attend the live event. All registrants will receive a link to the recorded webinar and all presentation materials several days after the conclusion of the event.

Participants in this workshop will develop a greater understanding of:

Barriers and facilitators to counselling with diverse clients.

  • Cultural factors that impede help-seeking behaviour.
  • Salient aspects of cultural identity not typically incorporated into therapy.
  • Important cultural identity formation concepts and their link to counselling.
  • Addressing multicultural and multiethnic diversity in counselling.

Counsellors’ perspectives on cultural competence in counselling.

  • Current research evidence on counsellor perspectives.
  • Underlying biases, assumptions, and presuppositions.
  • Concerns surrounding cultural encapsulation.

Ways to become culturally competent mental health professionals.

  • Ethical considerations.
  • Developing an evidence-informed, culturally-informed, counselling practice.

In the event that participants cannot attend the live event, the webinar will be recorded and distributed to those who have registered. Those who view the recorded webinar will still be eligible to obtain continuing education credits.

Earn 3 Continuing Education (CE) credits from the Canadian Psychological Association for attending this event.

To register for the event, please click the following link:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/enhancing-cultural-competence-for-mental-health-professionals-registration-131765904367?aff=PsychEmailCampaigns