Course Description: The development of culturally responsive clinical skills is vital to the effectiveness of behavioral health services. This course uses Sue’s (2001) multidimensional model for developing cultural competence. Adapted to address cultural competence across behavioral health settings, this model serves as a framework for targeting three organizational levels of treatment: individual counselor and staff, clinical and programmatic, and organizational and administrative. The chapters target specific racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations along with the core elements of cultural competence highlighted in the model. These core elements include cultural awareness, general cultural knowledge, cultural knowledge of behavioral health, and cultural skill development.
Course Credit(s): 10 CE Credits or Hours
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Felipe González Castro, MSW, PhD, Loretta J. Bradley, MA, PhD, Jacqueline P. Butler, MSW, CCDC, LISW, Flanders Byford, MSW, LCSW, and Ting-Fun May Lai, MSW, CSW, CASAC
Content Publisher(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Castro is Professor of Department of Psychology at Arizona State University.
Dr. Bradley is Professor of Department of Educational Psychology at Texas Tech University.
Jacqueline P. Butler is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Substance Abuse Division, College of Medicine at University of Cincinnati.
Flanders Byford is affiliated with Oklahoma City-County Health Department.
Ting-Fun May Lai is Director of Chinatown Alcoholism Center, Hamilton-Madison House in New York.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2017 – 05/02/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 10 clinical continuing education clock hours.