Introduction to Cultural Competence
$9.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Intermediate
This course meets the new Oregon CCCE requirements for renewal
CEU Course Description
This course defines cultural competence, presents a rationale for pursuing it, and describes the process of becoming culturally competent and responsive to client needs. In addition, it highlights the consensus panel’s core assumptions and introduces a framework, adapting Sue’s (2001) multidimensional model of cultural competence as the guiding model. Finally, a broad overview of the concepts integral to an understanding of race, ethnicity, and culture is discussed.
Article Author: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Andrea Kopstein, Ph.D., M.P.H., Karl D. White, Ed.D.
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CEU Course Objectives
1. Discuss what counselors, other clinical staff, and organizations need to become aware of to provide culturally responsive treatment services.
2. Enumerate the specific cultural knowledge providers need to gain of the population that they serve.
3. Explain how an organization benefits from culturally responsive practices.
4. Investigate the elements generally agreed to constitute a culture.
5. Compare and contrast race and ethnicity and why these terms are important when working with clients.
6. Examine what is the key element of culture.
7. Scrutinize at which stage along the continuum of cultural competence counselors uphold the belief that there are no essential differences among individuals across cultural groups.
8. Identify how acculturation is typically associated with substance use and substance use disorders.
9. Describe how geography can strongly affect substance use and abuse, mental health and well-being, and access to and use of health services.
Note: This course was extracted from SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Treatment Improvement Protocol Manual #59 Improving Cultural Competence. Please refer to the original manual for references and appendices.
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