CE Opportunity -- 3 Category A CEUs
Meeting the Standard:
National Enhanced Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services
Co-sponsored by Greater Kansas City Psychological Association
Friday, March 31, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education | Room 115
FREE for GKCPA Members | $50 for MOPA Members | $75 for non-members | $25 for students
This presentation provides a brief overview of cultural competence and the general principles of culturally competent service provision and care. Particular attention is paid to inclusion and context in culturally competent service provision. The implications of the National Enhanced Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards for mental health practitioners and organizations are outlined. Implementation of CLAS, including the principle standard and the three component themes - workforce development, language and communication, community engagement and accountability- are described and examples are provided. The need to address issues of implicit bias, stereotypes and micro-aggressions in client/clinician interactions in diverse dyads and groups is discussed as a part of the implementation of the CLAS standards. Initial efforts and strategies to recognize and address micro-aggressions and invalidations in multicultural settings are briefly discussed.
About the Speaker:
Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD, is a Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Public Health and Urban Studies Programs. Her research focuses on racial identity, psychosocial implications of race and culture for mental health and health promotion, utilization of services and determinants of health and mental health disparities among ethnic minorities. Dr. Thompson has completed funded research examining cultural competence in the provision of mental health services, colorectal cancer screening promotion and HPV attitudes and vaccination in the African American community, experiences of discrimination among users of Consumer Operated Services Programs, as well as work on racial and cultural issues in violence against women. Dr. Thompson received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University and her master’s and doctorate in psychology from Duke University, where she also completed the Clinical Training program. Dr. Thompson is a licensed psychologist and health service provider in the state of Missouri.
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