This session will highlight some of the essential skills for providing culturally responsive mental health services to children and adolescents. The presenter will model the process of increasing cultural self-awareness, increasing cultural literacy, and weaving cultural variables into all phases of the counseling process through using “multicultural intentionality” techniques. This workshop includes vignettes to show subtle nuances that may not be obvious to the clinician and offer practical ways to address culturally related content. Through participation in this workshop, clinicians will learn to create a therapeutic environment that is conducive to cross-cultural counseling and subsequently increase treatment effectiveness.
1. Participants will learn the concept of multiculturalism in the context of clinical relationships
2. Participants will learn how multicultural awareness can improve effectiveness
3. Participants will learn how to weave cultural variables into all phases of the intervention process to improve treatment effectiveness.
Also, read Dr. Jones' book "The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools: A Primer for Practice, Training, and Research"