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Building Cultural Competence to Enhance Clinical Practice

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About the Course:

This presentation will introduce participants to the ADDRESSING Model and explore how this model, developed by Pamela Hays can enhance cultural competence in clinical practice. Participants will have an opportunity to apply the model to a clinical case.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Building Cultural Competence to Enhance Clinical Practice created by Josefina Alvarez, PhD in 2021.

Publication Date:

Apr 2021

Course Material Author

Josefina Alvarez, PhD

Josefina Alvarez, PhD is Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology at Adler University/Chicago Campus. Prior to retiring from full time teaching, she taught courses in multicultural psychology, community psychology, and the social determinants of mental health. She has held leadership positions related to diversity and inclusion and her research has focused on the development of culturally competent behavioral health interventions. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Contributions for Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Professional Psychology Education and Training Award from the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology . Dr. Alvarez graduated from De Paul University with a degree in Clinical Community Psychology and has experience as a service provider, consultant and trainer. She is the Board President of Mental Health America of the North Shore where she coordinates education and advocacy to promote mental health in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

Course Creator

Kinta Parker, PhD

Kinta Parker is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience as a Medical and Pediatric Psychologist. She has taught multiple courses throughout her career and has given presentations throughout the United States.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the concept of intersectionality in cultural competence, and describe its importance in clinical practice.

  2. Discuss how various cultural distinctions operate singly and jointly to create challenges and opportunities in clinical treatment.

  3. Practice applying a model of intersectional diversity to a complex clinical case.

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Course Number 103055
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