Cross-Cultural Encounters: Bridging Worlds of
Difference in Mental Health - Mental Health Training Seminar
Multiculturalism in Healthcare, Counseling, &
Multiculturalism is rapidly becoming recognized
as the fourth major force in psychology alongside the traditional psychodynamic,
cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic psychologies. People from diverse ethnic,
racial, cultural, disability, age, and sexual orientation communities are
seeking help from licensed health and mental health professionals like never
before. Further, ethics codes of all professional organizations now demand
multicultural competency in the delivery of healthcare services. The DSM-5®
mandates cultural considerations be regularly included in diagnostic
formulations where cross-cultural situations exist, and has issued the Cultural
Formulation Interview (CFI) to aid clinicians in doing so. Insurance companies
are now expecting cultural formulations as part of responsible diagnostic work.
Exactly how are working clinicians to accomplish these goals?
Explore the many facets of interpersonal sensitivity required for mental health
and helping professions to achieve greater fluency and responsibility in
multicultural work. Beginning with an understanding of how our personal and
cultural biases affect therapeutic understanding, this course moves participants
toward an openness to unfamiliar concerns and different ways of thinking, being,
feeling, and doing. Ten perspectives for listening to multicultural and
diversity issues in life and in psychotherapy will explored, along with a
self-assessment of bias and prejudice, and a critical consciousness-raising
exercise designed to help define your cultural and ethnic point of view.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Utilize DSM-5® to diagnose with cross-cultural
- Formulate the major concerns of multicultural
approaches to diagnosis and psychotherapy
- Articulate how a relational intersubjective
approach to diagnosis and therapy is especially appropriate for cross-cultural
- Outline multicultural and diversity
- Describe how immigration, central city living,
class, and ethnic differences all impact clinical ethics, diagnosis, and
- Assess personal biases that affect
cross-cultural and cross-ethnic encounters
- Define a multi-ethnic approach to
interpersonal relationships that denies the objective reality of race while
honoring the subjective realities of diverse cultural, racial, and ethnic
- Identify the ethnosexual frontier and how it
manifests in the transference/countertransference matrix
LAWRENCE E. HEDGES, PhD, PsyD, ABPP, has
been a psychologist-psychoanalyst for over 40 years and owns a private practice
in Orange, CA, where he specializes in training psychotherapists and
psychoanalysts. He is director of the Listening Perspectives Study Center and
the founding director of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Tustin, CA. Dr.
Hedges has held faculty appointments at the California Graduate Institute and
the University of California, Irvine, Department of Psychiatry. He earned the
"Lifetime Service Award for Continuing Education of Psychologists" and has been
awarded honorary membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is
the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and books, including Cross
Cultural Encounters: Bridging Worlds of Difference, Listening Perspectives in
Psychotherapy, Interpreting the Countertransference, Strategic Emotional
Involvement, and Facing the Challenge of Liability in Psychotherapy: Practicing
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Social Workers
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Mental Health Nurses
- Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
- Pastoral Counselors
- Case Managers
CREDITS - Seminars approved by:
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
- Cross Country Education is accredited by the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing
education. Provider number: 060313. This program was planned in accordance with
AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. This
course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
American Nurses Credentialing Center - Cross Country Education, LLC is
accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6
American Psychological Association - Cross Country Education is approved
by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program
and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full
attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for
partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider
#1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved
Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved
through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the
program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
CA Board of Behavioral Sciences - Cross Country Education is approved by
the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education in
California (approval # PCE 3359). Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of
continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the
California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Licensed professionals in other states
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
California Board of Registered Nursing - Cross Country Education is
approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for
7.2 contact hours.
CAADAC (California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors) -
Provider approved by CFAAP/CAADAC, Provider Number OS-07-902-1115 for 6 CEH?s.
Commission for Case Manager Certification - This program has been
submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of
Educators Statement - This educational offering may qualify toward your
professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6
clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to
calculate professional development/continuing education credit.
Florida Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved
provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is
offered for 6.0 contact hours.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Iowa Board of Nursing - Cross Country Education is an approved provider
with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered
for 7.2 contact hours.
Multicultural/diversity Statement - This course is offered for 6 hours of
continuing education of which 6 hours includes discussion of cultural/diversity
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors - Cross
Country Education is an approved provider by NAADAC Approved Education Provider
Program (Provider #369). This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. - Cross Country Education
is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP?) and may offer NBCC
approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider
#5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Six (6)
contact (clock) hours are being awarded for completion of this program.
NV State Board of Examiners-MFT - This program has been submitted to the
State of Nevada Board of Examiner for Marriage & Family Therapist for
pre-approval of 6.5 contact hours.
State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers - Application has
been submitted to the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers for
approval of six continuing education hours.
Utah Chapter, NASW - This program has been submitted to the Utah Chapter,
NASW for approval of 6 credit hours of continuing education.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -