Cultural Considerations in the Therapeutic Environment

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Date Aug 15, 2014
Time 02:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
Achieve optimal effectiveness for your practice by demonstrating cultural competence in all facets of client care.

Full Description:
Culture is a complex and often illusive topic. On a daily basis, behavioral health professionals encounter various cultural issues and have the opportunity to learn about the cultural norms of those with whom they work, either as clients, co-workers or colleagues. Cultural competence does not mean we know everything about culture. Rather it is about learning, exploring, and being respectful of differences. 
Through this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to examine the impact of culture and subcultures on therapeutic sessions. They will be offered some thought provoking ideas concerning how to improve their cultural awareness and to examine, with clients, their unique cultural experiences. Discussion will include considerations of cross-cultural communications, cultural influences and cultural issues addressed in the DSM- 5.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe the principles of cultural competence
Determine the extent of acculturation and cultural immersion when interacting with clients
Assess the influence of beliefs/values on ethical/cultural considerations in client care
Apply cultural considerations contained in the DSM- 5 to the therapeutic setting 
Identify the consequences of practicing cultural incompetence in the therapeutic setting

Your Presenter:
Frances Patterson, PhD, LADAC, MAC, BCPC, CCJAS, QSAP, QCS is a certified Masters Addictions Counselor and Criminal Justice Addictions Specialist with over 20 years of experience in conducting professional training. She is board certified as a professional counselor and Diplomate with the American Psychotherapy Association (APA) and is a Qualified Clinical Supervisor. She has been a counselor and administrator for almost 25 years. Dr. Patterson currently owns Footprints Consulting Services, LLC in Nashville, TN. She serves board positions with NAADAC, the Association for Addictions Professionals and the American Psychotherapy Association. In 2006 she received NAADAC’s national Professional of the Year award. 

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Counselors, Case Managers, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists, Educators


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