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Digital Seminar

A Shame-Free Path to Cultural Competence: Rising to the Challenge


Faculty:
Lambers Fisher, MS, MDiv, LMFT
Duration:
1 Hour 59 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 20, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096144
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Even with an increased appreciation of the importance of multicultural awareness, many therapists feel confused about how to work effectively with clients from different cultural backgrounds. Too often, fear of even inadvertently offending a client constrains them and flattens the therapeutic experience. Fortunately, most therapists already possess the tools they need to reduce misunderstandings and repair relationships when unintentional transgressions occur. Exploring cultural issues beyond ethnicity (gender, religion, age, etc.), this recording will offer practical strategies to help you feel more comfortable in your ability to meet the needs of whomever you have the opportunity to serve. You’ll discover: 

  • Specific strategies to address cultural differences as well as reduce and repair offences that can damage the therapeutic relationship 
  • How to identify and incorporate a variety of culturally relevant influencing factors in treatment 
  • Ways to increase cultural self-awareness and other-awareness to improve rapport building in sessions

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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 organizations, 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 to 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 Disclosures:

Financial: Lambers Fisher has employment relationships with Christina Heart Counseling and Faithful & True. He is an adjunct instructor at Crown College. Mr. Fisher receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, recording royalties, and a consulting fee from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Lambers Fisher is a member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy and the Minnesota Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.


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Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the use of clinical strategies to address and reduce cultural offences in the therapeutic relationship.  
  2. Appraise a greater variety of culturally significant influencing factors on treatment.  
  3. Determine how to increase cultural self-awareness and other-awareness to improve rapport building in sessions.  
  4. Evaluate ways to increase your confidence in your ability to effectively treat clients from all cultures. 

Outline

Demonstrate the use of clinical strategies to address and reduce cultural offences in the therapeutic relationship. 
  • A Client-centered approach to cultural competence 
  • Strategies for identifying & addressing microaggressions 
Identify a greater variety of culturally significant influencing factors on treatment. 
  • Ethical implications of cultural competence in assessment and treatment 
  • Cultural experiences therapists often misunderstand (e.g. ethnicity, diverse families, age, gender, religion) 
Describe how to increase cultural self-awareness and other-awareness to improve rapport building in sessions. 
  • Clarifying commonly misunderstood diversity language 
  • Application of cultural competence on client rapport as well as advocacy 
Explore ways to increase your confidence in your ability to effectively treat clients from all cultures. 
  • Strategies for increased self-awareness and acceptance 
  • Reducing barriers of shame and guilt in increasing cultural competence 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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