First Annual Conference: Call for Presentations

Culture Counts

The Conference Center at Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
May 17, 2013

CultureConnections, the cultural competence training and coaching center of northern New Jersey, invites submissions for presentations for its first annual conference. In recent years, the mental health system has increasingly recognized the importance of integrating cultural competence into everyday practice in order to provide the best quality of care to all regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or other status. This call for presentations requests abstracts for 1.5 to 2 hour workshops on topics related to the importance of cultural competence in mental health practice, including (but not limited to):

  • Culturally Competent Mental Health Assessment and Treatment
  • Cultural Competence in End of Life Care
  • Culturally Competent Trauma Treatment
  • Domestic Violence and Culture
  • Culture and Bereavement
  • Spirituality / Religion – Implication for Mental Health Services
  • Cultural Competence with Southeast Asians
  • Culture and Parenting
  • Understanding Intra-Cultural Differences
  • Engagement and Retention of Latino Consumers
  • Cultural Competence with African American Families
  • Awareness of White Identity in the Helping Relationship
  • Cultural Competencewith Arab Americans
  • Cultural Competence with Black Muslims
  • Working with Youth in a Cultural Context
  • Gang Culture
  • Cultural Competence with LGBTQ Individuals
  • Cultural Competence with Older Adults
  • Immigration and Mental Health Implications
  • Cultural Competencewith Asian Families
  • Organizational Capacity Building For Cultural Competence
  • Intersection of Culture, Mental Health and Ethics
  • Workforce Development and Training Regarding Cultural Competence
  • Developing a Self-Awareness about Cultural Identity
  • Culture and Race: How to Have the Difficult Conversations

In order for your submission to be considered, you must include:

  • A one page (400 word) abstract of your workshop or presentation
  • A two sentence (50 word) description of the workshop for promotional materials
  • A list of 3-5 learning objectives for the session
  • The type of CEUs the workshop will provide (i.e. clinical, cultural competence, ethical,   non-clinical etc.)
  • A short (150 word) biographical statement
  • A resume or CV

The Call for Presentations closed on January 15, 2013.

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