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Improving Cultural Competence, Part 2 - Core Competencies

Author: SAMHSA
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Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

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.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Core Counselor Competencies
  • Describe the importance of practicing within limits
  • Explain the impact of worldview on counseling

Course Syllabus

  • Core Counselor Competencies
  • Self-Knowledge
  • 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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