PC01 – Embedding Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Social Justice Principles into Psychotherapy Practice

05 Dec 2018
08:30 - 16:00

PC01 – Embedding Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Social Justice Principles into Psychotherapy Practice

All Levels

Culturally responsive and ethical practice in psychotherapy has been advanced for nearly 50 years, evolving from the Civil Rights movement for inclusion and eq. Both the APA and ACA have promulgated standards to inform education and training, research, clinical practice, and organizational behavior, however, there continue to be gaps in the application of said standards. This program will address macro and micro levels of multiculturalism and diversity in psychotherapy training and practice, intersecting Dimensions of Personal Identity, holistic health, including spirituality, and terminology relevant to inclusive practices. Issues of structural barriers to equitable treatment based on classism, racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, and homophobia will also be discussed as these impact psychological well-being.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify 3-4 cultural competency statements about one’s professional development.
  2. Cite 3-4 cultural competency statements to inform one’s clinical practice.
  3. Identify 3-4 organizational behaviors that are barriers to inclusion in an educational/class setting and/or work setting.
  4. Define social justice principles to guide clinical practice.
  5. Explain three reasons why the Dimensions of Personal Identity need to be applied to counseling situations.
  6. Cite three attributes of well-being, bolstered by spirituality and multiculturalism.Presenters:
    Patricia Arredondo, EdD, NCC, Licensed Psychologist
    José Cervantes, PhD, ABPP, Licensed Psychologist
    Colleen Logan, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC
    Karen Westbrooks, PhD, LMFT, LPC