Culture in treatment, Culture as Treatment: A critical appraisement for co-occurring treatment

Event registration is open only to staff of DMHAS-contracted mental health and/or substance abuse agencies, and self-help centers. If you have questions regarding your DMHAS-contracting, training details, or requests for accessibility accommodations, please contact at us at 973-323-3454 or FCCultureConnections@familyconnectionsnj.org

May 4, 2020

Culture in treatment, Culture as Treatment: A critical appraisement for co-occurring treatment

Presented by: La’Tesha Sampson

Location: Live-interactive webinar

Culturally competent practice is widely acknowledged to be a necessary approach to maximize the quality of services for racial/ethnic minorities in substance abuse treatment. This course will review the literature on racial and ethnic disparities in co-occurring treatment and assist seasoned practitioners with utilizing client culture as the means to increase favorable outcomes in the treatment process.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of leveraging client cultural identity to positively impact the treatment process.
  • Define drug cultures and the role of drug cultures in substance abuse treatment
  • Identify how the organization of treatment services might lead to service disparities, particularly problems in treatment completion and address these potential gaps in services.

Course Level:              ☐ Beginner        ☒ Intermediate                 ☒ Advanced

The course is open to social workers, counselors, substance abuse professionals, and other DMHAS licensed agency staff. Course certificate is presented upon completion of the course and evaluation. All courses are free. There are no penalties for cancellation.

Registration for this training opens in March. Deadline is Friday, May 1, 2020.  To register, please click here.

TRAINING  AGENDA

Time Frame Course Agenda
9:30am-10:30am Introduction to Training

What is Cultural Competence and Why is it important in substance abuse treatment?

How is Cultural Competence Achieved?

Defining Culture, Race and Ethnicity

Core competencies for Clinical Staff

10:30-12:00pm Drug Culture and the Culture of Recovery

Culturally Responsive Evaluation and treatment planning

Engaging Families in the treating client process

Integrating Cultural Factors in the treatment process

Addressing client and clinician bias

In Class Activity: Implicit bias in substance abuse treatment

12:00 – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45-2:00pm Specific techniques for co-occurring work with African or Black Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Hispanics and Latinos, Native Americans and White Americans
2:00pm-2:15pm Break
2:15pm-3:30pm Cultural Competence at the agency level

Bringing this information up the chain of command

In class Activity:

3:30-4:00pm Closing Q/A & Evaluations

TRAINER BIO:

La’Tesha Sampson has been in the human services profession for 21 years. She is a licensed psychotherapist and the President and Founder of Great Joy Counseling and Consulting Services where she and her team provide innovative, therapeutic psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups as well as corporate consultation and training to nonprofit and for-profit businesses. For the past eight years, La’Tesha has served thousands of students as a professor at Rutgers University, Kean University and Hunter College.  La’Tesha holds an honorary Ph.D. in Christian Counseling, and earned Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Administration. La’Tesha is near completion of her earned doctorate degree where her work is focused on the organizational psychology of religion and its impact on mental health.

 

APPROVALS

Culture in Treatment, Culture as Treatment: A critical appraisement for co-occurring treatment, Course #3090, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Family Connections, Inc. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual
course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 04/14/2020 – 04/14/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 5 Social and Cultural Competence continuing education credits.

Family Connections, Provider #1252, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Family Connections maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 1/10/20-1/10/23. Social workers completing this course receive 5 Cultural Competency continuing education credits.

Family Connections, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6604. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Counselors will receive 5 CE hours.  Family Connections is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

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