Total CE Credit Hours: 3
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102633
About the Course:
This course provides a carefully description and analysis of cultural factors in therapy. The central issue is that psychotherapy was developed primarily within a European/American cultural context, but now many of our clients come from different cultural backgrounds. The solution has two parts: adapting therapy to the cultures of diverse clients, and helping clients adapt to the culture of therapy; this course covers both. It also explains connections between features of Western culture and aspects of therapy practice and provides instruction in important components of cultural competence for counselors. There are descriptions of basic aspects of European American, African American, Latino/a, Asian, and LGBT cultures, and step-by-step instruction in assessing clients’ cultural identities, talking to clients about experiences of prejudice and discrimination, and working with clients’ spiritual beliefs and practices in therapy.
This course is based on chapter 9 of the book, Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art, 2nd Edition created by Jeremy Shapiro in 2015.
Publication Date:Child and Adolescent Therapy Science and Art 2nd Edition 2015
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Conduct psychotherapy with clients from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent way.
- Adapt the process of therapy to clients' cultures and help clients adapt to aspects of the therapy process that are new to them.
- Formulate a plan to help clients use their spiritual beliefs and practices to move toward their therapy goals.
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