The value of cultural competence, as displayed by social work practitioners, is widely recognized. Yet little is known about the effectiveness of various methods for developing this capacity in human service workers. This case study illustrates the impact of cultural consultation, a strategy aimed at enhancing the culturally-specific knowledge of providers. The authors argue that such strategies promote practice that reflects the values, ideals, and ethical standards of the social work profession.
This course is based on the book, Highlighting the Role of Cross-Cultural Competence in Ethically Sound Practice created by Kathleen Cox, Nancy Sullivan, Jennifer Reiman, and Cher Vang
The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics
Spring 2009, Vol. 6, No. 1
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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors,and social workers who seek knowledge about cross-cultural competence and the use of cultural consultation. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Define the nature of cross-cultural competence.
Discuss the benefits of cultural consultation.
Identify the results of using cultural consultation in the case of Mai.
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Faculty: Max Schwanekamp
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