Improving Cultural Competence, Part 2 - Core Competencies
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Course Created: 2015
Practice Level: Intermediate
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This course addresses counselors’ core cultural competencies and presents clinical activities, including clinical supervision tools. The key areas explored include cultural awareness and cultural identity development, the cultural lens of counseling, key components of cultural knowledge for behavioral health counselors, and specific counseling skills that support culturally responsive services.
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- Define Core Counselor Competencies
- Describe the importance of practicing within limits
- Explain the impact of worldview on counseling
- Core Counselor Competencies
- Cultural awareness
Racial, ethnic, and cultural identities
- Worldview - The cultural lens of counseling
- Stereotypes, prejudices, and history
- Practicing within limits
- Knowledge of Other Cultural Groups
- Cultural Knowledge of Behavioral Health
- Skill Development
- Self-Assessment for Individual Cultural Competence
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