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Digital Seminar

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


Faculty:
LAMBERS FISHER, JR, MS, MDiv, LMFT
Duration:
6 Hours 37 Minutes
Copyright:
May 13, 2022
Product Code:
POS048760
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

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 workshop 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 the therapist’s own cultural self-awareness.

Watch 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 offence
  • Build significant therapeutic rapport
  • Help clients of any cultural background make meaningful change in their lives

You may just want to watch this seminar to receive 3 hours of cultural competency and 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!

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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 Disclosure:

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.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

 

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Objectives

  1. Implement the DSM-5® criteria and cultural formulation interview to accurately assess for cultural influences as it relates to diagnosis.
  2. Analyze 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. Devise ethical standards for a culturally competent practice related therapeutic authority and self disclosure.
  5. Utilize clinical strategies to address unintentional cultural offences 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-centred 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 behaviour 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 offences 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, counsellors, supervisors, colleagues & community

Target Audience

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

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