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Cultural Diversity and Ethical Standards: A Multicultural Approach for Your Practice

Length: Full Day

Additional Participant CE:
$19.99

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February 21, 2013: 10:00am-5:30pm EST

  • Specific and tangible strategies for issues of diversity in your practice
  • Be fully aware of ethical standards and the depth of cultural diversity
  • Understanding culture is critical because every clinician’s, and every client’s, individual cultural orientations are both present in every therapy interaction
  • Seminar includes relevant DSM-5® information!

The impacts of social and cultural diversities reach beyond differences in color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, etc. All cultural groups develop habits specific to their cultural place. It is clear that the need for multiculturalism in your profession is urgent and necessary for ethical practice, an essential part of your professional work. During this seminar you will learn:

  • The need and rationale for multicultural approach to assessment, practice, training and research
  • Specific multicultural standards and competencies
  • The call for action: Implementing multicultural standards in your practice

Join Samara, an expert in this field, for this essential workshop. She has a unique background in both counseling and law, with more than 30 years of experience in counseling, mediation, education, employee assistance and human resources consultation. Samara has presented thousands of trainings to mental health and healthcare professionals, educators, and professionals in all walks of life and all levels of business activity. Her seminars are always current and up-to-date with the latest and most relevant needs in your field. Additionally, she has lived and worked in Japan, England, Chile, and the United States; she has also visited more than 30 countries.

You will walk away from the seminar with a practical understanding of the issues in diversity and specific, tangible strategies for addressing these in your professional, personal and community settings. Each registrant will receive a copy of the seminar materials prepared by Samara, which is a handy guide during the day. And—as a special bonus to all attendees—Samara provides a dedicated web page with ethics forms and additional references, a valuable resource long after the seminar ends.

OUTLINE

DSM-5® and Cultural Competence

  • The new definitions of mental disorders
  • Avoiding the rush to certainity
  • Cultural Formation Interview

Ethical Standards and the Depth of Cultural Diversity

  • Professional diversity ethical requirements
  • Expand the scope of ethical requirements
  • Clinician engagement with diversity
  • Connect ethics to client needs
  • Background: Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)

Ethics, Competence & Professional Issues with Multicultural Counseling

  • Evidence of cultural bias
  • Define “multicultural” competencies
  • The ethical dilemma of a multicultural clinician
  • “Mono” to “Multi” –racial, -cultural, and -lingual

Multicultural Competencies: A Conceptual Framework

  • Awareness of assumptions, values and biases
  • Worldview of the culturally different client
  • Intervention, strategies, and techniques:
    • Awareness
    • Knowledge
    • Skills

Operationalization of Multicultural Standards

  • Principles of cultural standards
  • Dimensions of personal identity
  • Multicultural counseling competencies
  • Awareness of your own cultural values and biases

Cultural Diversity in Your Practice

  • Therapeutic best practices
  • Empower client perception
  • Facilitating client engagement with community

OBJECTIVES

  • Review the scope and intent of current ethical standards related to cultural diversity.
  • Implement strategies and techniques for multicultural competencies in your practice.
  • Discover your personal stereotypes and preconceived notions about individuals with differing experiences, cultural orientations, language and abilities.
  • Demonstrate your cultural competencies in clinical practice.
  • Integrate cultural comfort levels when differences exist between self and client.
  • Identify, extrapolate, and apply multicultural competencies.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Samara C. Kezele Fritchman, LMHC, Ph.D., J.D., has over thirty years of experience in counseling, meditation, education, employee assistance, and HR consultation, and has trained thousands in essential ethics knowledge. Samara has, through her business endeavors, covered topics in psychology, human relations, job skills and general business, working with all levels of staff spanning a variety of job classifications, ethnic backgrounds, and educational levels. Her work has taken her inside a vast variety of industries: mental health, healthcare, service industries, corporations, and manufacturing. She has developed, coordinated and offered training programs to mental health and healthcare professionals, educators, and professionals in nearly all walks of life - all levels of business activities - employee training, company reorganization, and mediation of disputes and conflict resolution.

She is a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor through the NBCC. In addition, Samara is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional through the International EAP Association.

Samara holds a B.A. in Business and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She has a J.D. (Bachelor of Law degree only), and has earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Psy.Ed.). Her website is www.samdia.com.


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TARGET AUDIENCE

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses and other Mental Health Professionals

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Credit Information

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. Additional certificates are available for $19.99. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Continuing Education Information:  This activity qualifies for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses and other Mental Health Professionals. For states that differ from national board approval see details below. For states not listed or do not accept national approvals please contact CMI or your licensing board.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CMI is offering this activity for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

SOCIAL WORKERS

SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Provider #1062, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpeper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2011-January 27, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 6.0 (Ethics) continuing education clock hours in participating in this activity after successful completion of the post test/evaluation form. Course Level: All Levels.

FLORIDA SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

Contact cecmi@cmieducation.org to have your credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide your name and license number in the email.

ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

MINNESOTA SOCIAL WORKERS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #:  CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This activity qualifies for an approved continuing education offering for New Jersey Social Workers. The New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners has approved this activity for 6.0 (Ethics) credit hours.

COUNSELORS

COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider of the National Board of Certified Counselors, NBCC Provider #: 5637. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS/LICENSED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #: 2087. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

OHIO COUNSELORS/SOCIAL WORKERS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education credit.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), provider #: 00131. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. This activity qualifies for 7.0 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA ALCOHOLISM & DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider #:  OS-03-036-1013. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 360 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ILLINOIS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:  168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 credits. 

TEXAS MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS:  CMI Education Institute has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS: This activity meets the criteria for an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by theANCC for behavioral health related activities. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance.

This activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

CALIFORNIA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.

FLORIDA NURSES: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

Contact cecmi@cmieducation.org to have your credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide your name and license number in the email.

IOWA NURSES:  CMI Education Institute, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal.

OTHER PROFESSIONS: This activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

Only credits listed are approved. For any other credit inquiries (i.e. state specific or others not listed), please contact cecmi@cmieducation.orgor 800-844-8260 BEFORE the event. Additional credit inquiries submitted after the date of the event will not be honored, per board regulations. For all other inquiries, please contact info@pesi.com.

Faculty

  • Samara Kezele-Fritchman, LMHC, PhD, JD
    • Samara C. Kezele Fritchman, LMHC, JD, Ph.D., has 30+ years of experience in counseling, mediation, education, employee assistance, and HR consultation, and has trained thousands in essential ethics knowledge. Samara has, through her business endeavors, covered topics in psychology, human relations, job skills and general business, working with all levels of staff spanning a variety of job classifications, ethnic backgrounds, and educational levels. Her work has taken her inside a vast variety of industries: mental health, healthcare, service industries, corporations, and manufacturing.

Course Materials

  • Webcast Manual (74 pages)
  • Additional_Participant_CE_Request_Form (4 pages)