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This course satisfies your cultural diversity requirement.
The Arab/ Middle Eastern community constitutes a culturally rich and diverse ethnic group; however, in contrast to other ethnic groups in the United States,this group has received little attention in the literature. This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. It will also explore the impact of actual and perceived experiences of discrimination and prejudice on Arab client mental health. Finally, this seminar will present recommendations for culturally sensitive treatment interventions for clinicians who wish to work with this population.
During a time of unprecedented crisis in the face of a global pandemic, many individuals across the globe are unfortunately impacted
by another stressor detrimental to their health: racial trauma.
Those who experience racial trauma have feelings of distress that
lead them to seek counseling for symptom relief. Psychotherapists
are charged with creating safe spaces to help clients heal from such
dreadful life occurrences through the use of therapy services.
The current webinar led by Dr. Lillian Gibson will provide mental
health professionals with a practical framework to assess and treat
racial trauma. The importance of recognizing both the likenesses and
dissimilarities of clients’ and clinicians’ worldviews within the context of treatment will be explained. Participants will learn how to
apply culturally-specific approaches when exploring trauma experiences and implement client-centered interventions.
The on-line training will use a case vignette to guide the presentation and uncover mistakes that can be made when cultural considerations are not utilized.
Participants will leave the webinar with a clear understanding of
racial trauma, an awareness of racial trauma assessment options,
the biopsychosocial impacts of trauma, symptom tracking measures,
clinical pitfalls to avoid, steps to strengthen a therapeutic alliance,
and a list of treatments that may be useful to decrease the effects
of racial trauma (when appropriately applied).
guidelines and ethical standards dictate that White therapists examine their
own racial identity, privilege, and fragility to better serve clients of color.
Dr. Fatter will review current trends in multicultural competency and discuss
the clinical cost of the therapist being ‘colorblind’. This webinar will
specifically focus on aspects of White culture, White privilege, White fragility,
and Helms White racial identity model to help therapists self-assess their own White
racial identity. In addition, Menakem’s H-I-P-P theory of how historical trauma
is somatically held in the body will be presented to better understand the
typical nervous system response in a White body and ways White therapists can
work with their own somatic countertransference reactions when working with
clients of color. Dr. Fatter will describe ways White privilege and White
fragility can show up in a therapy session as well as provide examples of
specific types of microaggressions that can damage the therapeutic relationship
when working with clients of color. Dr. Fatter will also discuss practical ways
to bring up racial identity with clients of color and how to do a therapeutic
repair when a relational rupture has occurred. Ethical considerations when
working with White clients who express racist views will be also addressed.
Roughly one-third of combat veterans battle some form of mental health condition with the most notable being posttraumatic stress disorder. This course is designed to present practitioners with a review of effective treatments for PTSD and related conditions in combat veterans. In addition to PTSD, related disorders such as nightmares, insomnia, and depression will be reviewed. Although there are effective treatments available for these conditions, many clinicians are unaware of the theory and science related to these interventions. Moreover, unless the clinician has served in the military or worked with military or veteran clients in the past, the importance of military culture on treatment outcomes for these conditions will not be fully appreciated. This seminar will help you become a more effective clinician for your veteran clients.
This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.
Religion and spirituality are important dimensions of most individuals’ lives. Yet, many mental health clinicians do not receive education and training focused on how to address these issues, when appropriate, with their clients. This webinar provides information on the roles of spirituality and religion in many clients’ lives, how to address our own biases about them and how our own beliefs may impact how we view and address them, how to appropriately assess each client’s treatment needs to include religious and spiritual issues and concerns, and how to tap into clients’ beliefs, practices, and faith communities as sources of strength that may enhance the professional services we provide. Ethics issues, challenges, and dilemmas are addressed, and an ethical decision-making model is shared and clinical examples are provided and discussed to illustrate its application. Recommendations for ethical and clinically effective practice are provided.
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