Multicultural Competence: Peeling Back the Layers

Cultural-Diversity-e1644645427861
Online via Zoom
 21 CEs (Meets cultural competence requirements)
Target Audience: Psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals (LCSW, LPC, LMFT).
Facilitator: Sonya Lott, Ph.D. (Bio hyperlinked)
Dates: 
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September 23-25, 2022  REGISTER NOW

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November 11-13, 2022  REGISTER NOW

Registration deadline: 11:59 PM (EDT) November 3, 2022

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September 29-October 1, 2022 REGISTER NOW

Registration deadline: 11:59 PM (EDT) September 21, 2022

October 14-16, 2022     REGISTER NOW

Registration deadline: 11:59 PM (EDT) October 6, 2022

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Registration deadline: 11:59 PM (EST) December 1, 2022

21 CEs awarded by CEMPSYCH, LLC at no additional cost.
This training qualifies for Cultural Competence required by some state boards of licensure.
CEMPSYCH, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CEMPSYCH, LLC maintains responsibility for all programming and content.
All other mental health professionals (LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) must check with their governing state licensing boards to determine eligibility for CEs.
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To obtain a Certificate of Attendance, you must be present with video on for the full length of the training.
 No commercial support was provided for this CE program, instructors, or any of its content of instruction.
Workshop Description

 This 21-hour introductory level and experiential 3-day workshop will explore:

  • participants’ awareness of oneself as a multicultural being
  • the impact of socialization in the development of cultural identities (sex, SES, religion, race, ethnicity, immigration status, age ability status, gender identity, and sexual orientation) and worldviews
  • the complexities of intersectionality
  • theories of racial and other cultural identities
  • the impact of privilege and marginalization on cultural identities (sex, SES, religion, race, ethnicity, immigration status, age ability status, gender identity, and sexual orientation) and
  • the importance of cultivating a multicultural orientation

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Examining the impact of privilege and marginalization on our cultural identities is challenging for many reasons. One, it requires a willingness to engage in ongoing self-reflection about our own worldviews-that set of attitudes, beliefs, biases, and assumptions we have about ourselves and others-based on our many intersecting cultural identities. It also requires the willingness to challenge the narratives about ourselves and others that we have internalized through the socialization process and our experiences with power, privilege, and marginalization.

This understanding of oneself as a multicultural being is the foundation of multicultural competence. Arguably, without this, we cannot begin to understand others as multicultural beings. While it is important to understand the complexities of the multiple identities that we all have, understanding oneself as a racial being is typically the most challenging of all.

Awakening to a deeper awareness of the ways in which privilege and marginalization based on the socially constructed concept of race impact ourselves and others can be uncomfortable to sit with. But, it is this discomfort- in conditions of relative safety- that can be a catalyst for us to begin to see ourselves and others through “new eyes,” or a new worldview.

This training has been designed to address these complexities in alignment with American Psychological Association's (APA) multicultural guidelines, the mission and core values of CEMPSYCH, LLC and the APA’s diversity requirements for continuing education instructors and programming in the following ways:

  • each training will be limited to twenty participants and will not be recorded
  • there will be several focused mindfulness activities each day to help participants to embody topics presented and
  • all exercises (including focused mindfulness) will be with the same partner all three days

In addition, the workshop will be offered in racial affinity groups which will create a greater sense of emotional safety and decrease the likelihood of causing unintended harm. Both will allow participants to move deeper into a reflective process of examining their own multicultural identities and cultivating a multicultural orientation.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. describe how cultural identities are socially defined
  2. explain how social identities are self-defined, fluid, and complex
  3. describe the complexities of intersectionality
  4. explain the concept of positionality
  5. summarize the principles of an anti-oppressive clinical practice
  6. summarize the principles of liberation psychology
  7. define the discipline of multicultural psychology
  8. identify four fundamental principles of the American Psychological Association’s race and ethnicity guidelines
  9. explain the importance of cultural humility in cultivating a multicultural orientation
  10. summarize the impact of privilege and marginalization on cultural identities (sex, SES, religion, race, ethnicity, immigration status, age ability status, gender identity, and sexual orientation)
  11. explain how privilege and marginalization are reinforced structurally and institutionally
  12. compare and contrast the “traditional” and “alternative” models of gender
  13. describe two basic assumptions of racial and cultural identity developmental models
  14. summarize the Helms and Sue and Sue models of White Racial Identity Development (WRID)
  15. summarize the Racial and Cultural Identity Development (R/CID) model
  16. identify two challenges to the cultivation of a multicultural orientation
  17. describe three ways to enhance cultural humility and
  18. demonstrate the ability to engage in focused mindfulness to enhance mastery of the content presented in the training and to deepen the awareness of self as a multicultural being.
Tentative Agenda

11:00 AM-7:30 PM (EDT)

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DAY 1

11:00 AM-11:30 AM       Introductions

11:30 AM-12:45 PM       Review of key terms and multicultural guidelines; Brofennbrenner’s ecological approach and the role of socialization

12:45 PM-1:00 PM         BREAK

1:00 PM-2:45 PM            Components of a multicultural orientation

2:45 PM-3:45 PM            LUNCH

3:45 PM-5:30 PM            Examining the impact of privilege and marginalization on sex, socioeconomic status (SES), and religion.

5:30 PM-5:45 PM            BREAK

5:45 PM-7:00 PM            Focused Mindfulness Activity (Dyads in breakout rooms)

7:00 PM-7:30 PM            Day 1 Wrap Up

DAY 2

11:00 AM-12:45 PM       White Racial Identity Development

12:45 PM-1:00 PM         BREAK

1:00 PM-2:45 PM            Racial and Cultural Identity Development for Minoritized Groups

2:45 PM-3:45 PM            LUNCH

3:45 PM-5:30 PM            Immigration and Acculturation

5:30 PM-5:45 PM            BREAK

5:45 PM-7:00 PM            Focused Mindfulness Activity (Dyads in breakout rooms)

7:00 PM-7:30 PM            Wrap Up Day 2

DAY 3

11:00 AM-11:30 AM       Follow up reflections on Days 1 and 2

11:30 AM-12:45 PM       Examining the impact of privilege and marginalization on age and ability status

12:45 PM-1:00 PM         BREAK

1:00 PM-2:45 PM          Examining the impact of privilege and marginalization on gender identity and sexual orientation

2:45 PM-3:45 PM            LUNCH

3:45 PM-5:30 PM            Cultivating a multicultural orientation

5:30 PM-5:45 PM            BREAK

5:45 PM-7:00 PM            Focused Mindfulness Activity (Dyads in breakout rooms)

7:00 PM-7:30 PM            Wrap Up