Improving Cultural Competency for ... - Think Cultural Health

Improving Cultural Competency for ... - Think Cultural Health

Behavioral Health E-Learning Program ThinkCulturalHealth.hhs.gov HHS Office of Minority Health Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals A free e-learning program developed by the HHS Office of Minority Health to help providers build knowledge and skills

related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services Topics: How culture connects to behavioral health How cultural identity affects interactions with clients How to better engage, assess, and treat clients from diverse backgrounds Improving Cultural Competency for

Behavioral Health Professionals Designed for any behavioral health provider Accredited for 5 continuing education hours for licensed alcohol and drug counselors, nurses, psychiatrists, and psychologists; and 4 hours for social workers Can be completed on your own time and at your own pace Curriculum Content

SelfAwareness Cultural Clinical Skills Knowledge Course 1: An introduction to cultural and linguistic competency How cultural and linguistic competency helps you better

understand your clients needs and provide higher quality care. Topics: Culture, cultural identity, intersectionality Cultural and linguistic competency, cultural humility Workforce factors (i.e., research, training, and professional culture) Cultural and linguistic competency as related to quality of care

Course 2: Know thyself- Increasing selfawareness How to become more aware of your cultural identity and the way it influences how you engage and interact with clients. Topics: Bias Privilege Cultural humility

Course 3: Knowing others Increasing awareness of your clients cultural identity How to learn about your clients cultural identities in order to build better therapeutic relationships. Topics: Cultural identity Stereotypes and discrimination Microaggressions

Cultural concepts of distress and help-seeking behaviors Course 4: Culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions and services How to better engage, assess, and treat clients from diverse backgrounds. Topics: Bridge communication gaps Limit bias during the assessment and diagnosis process

Elicit clients explanatory models, co-create a treatment plan with clients, and use cultural adaptations Questions? ThinkCulturalHealth.hhs.gov

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