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The Second Annual
CultureCounts Conference

Friday, May 16, 2014
The Conference Center at Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
8:00a.m. – 3:30p.m.

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Conference Agenda:

Registration and Continental Breakfast, 8:00 – 8:45a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks,
8:45 – 9:00a.m.
Keynote Address by Peter Guarnaccia, Ph.D.,
9:00 – 10:00a.m.

Interviewing Culturally Diverse People About Mental Health and Addiction Issues
Clinical interviews with individuals and families can be difficult and painstaking; these often become more complicated when the interviewer and interviewee come from different cultural groups. This keynote provides concrete examples and advice for conducting mental health and addictions interviews in ways that welcome diverse people and elicit the recounting of the most accurate information possible. This keynote is relevant for all professionals in the field, whatever your context.  Examples will be included from diverse cultures.

Morning Workshops (participants will attend one), 10:15a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Please click the title of each workshop for a full course description.

Lunch will be served in the Main Ballroom from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Afternoon Workshops (participants will attend one), 1:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Please click the title of each workshop for a full course description.

Social workers will receive 5 CEUs in Cultural Competence.
Family Connections, provider #1252, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB),, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program.

In accordance with ASWB guidelines, all participants must sign-in and sign-out and complete a course evaluation in order to receive CEUs. Partial credit will not be given to those arriving late or leaving early.

Directions & Parking Information:
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Detailed directions will be sent to participants in a confirmation email.

If you need accommodations for a disability, please contact
Niki DeVonish, Training Coordinator, at 973-323-3454.

Priority & free registration will be open to staff of DMHAS-contracted mental health agencies and self-help centers until April 12, 2013.
After April 12th, public registrations will be accepted based on space availability for a $50 fee.

Registration for the conference is full and has been closed.

Please note that in order to maximize the number of agencies benefitting from CultureConnections trainings, we will not accept more than 3 registrants per agency. We ask each agency to coordinate registrations so that no more than 3 individuals register for any given training. If space permits, additional registrations from the same agency will be accepted after the Priority Registration deadline on April 12th.

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