Clinical Strategies to Enhance Your Practice with African American Clients

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Date Oct 1, 2015
Time 03:00 PM EDT
Cost $39.00
Learn proven clinical strategies that break down the walls between African American clients and psychotherapy.

Full Description:
Ethnic differences in the use of mental health services have been documented for over 20 years. Studies show that African Americans are more likely to drop out of treatment early, [1] and this is often the result of negative attitudes towards therapy, stigma, and lack of cultural sensitivity among therapists [2, 3]. To better serve African American clients, it is important to better understand how social context and therapists’ behaviors impact the treatment process.

For African American clients, mental health and psychological needs must be evaluated within the social context of the wider historical framework. The focus of this webinar will be to (1) overview the factors that impact treatment use among African Americans, (2) discuss the utility and application of the DSM-5® cultural formulation interview, and (3) provide practical applications of important steps for implementing evidence-based practice with African American clients. 
DSM®, DSM-IV-TR®, and DSM-5® are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this seminar.

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

What You Will Learn:
Explain the research on factors that hinder treatment engagement with African Americans
Demonstrate how to complete a culturally informed clinical interview with African Americans
Explain the role of clinicians’ behaviors in treatment progress
Articulate the core principles associated with cultural competency 

Your Presenter:
ERLANGER A. TURNER, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston-Downtown. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University and completed a post-doctoral training through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Turner has extensive experience working in urban settings, providing outpatient psychotherapy and inpatient treatment to diverse youth and adults. 

Dr. Turner conducts research on ethnic minority mental health; his clinical interests include psychological assessment, cultural competency, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and Association of Black Psychologists. In 2014, he was awarded the Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Dr. Turner has published peer-reviewed articles and presented research nationally. He also serves on the journal editorial boards for Psychological Services and Practice Innovations. 

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, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Educators, Case Managers


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