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Culturally Responsive Counseling: Addressing Biases in Clinical Practice

  • Fri, March 24, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Presented by Dr. Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT, LPCC

2 CE credits

This is a LIVE Workshop Only (No Recordings)

This introductory-level workshop begins with an informative overview of key concepts in antiracist clinical practice, including definitions of race, prejudice, discrimination, racism, and antiracism. It also explores the similarities and differences between the following concepts: (1) Cultural Competence, (2) Cultural Humility, and (3) Culturally Responsive. This workshop assists clinicians in identifying vocabulary for their approach to working with socially and culturally diverse clients. In addition, participants consider the ethical responsibilities of therapists concerning race, racism, and social justice. Clinicians engage in critical self-exploration, in which they explore their own biases as therapists. Finally, participants identify the racial issues they are most comfortable addressing as therapists and the topics about which they remain silent.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

1. Compare the concepts of cultural competence and cultural humility
2. Discuss how cultural biases may influence clinical behavior
3. Assess one way in which social justice relates to one’s clinical practice of psychotherapy

Educational Goals 

1. Explore how the concepts of cultural humility, social justice and anti-racism are components of culturally responsive counseling.
2. Increase personal self-awareness of biases that may impact one’s clinical practice with socially and culturally diverse communities. 

About the Presenter

Shawan Worsley (she/her) is the Founder and Executive Director of Culture Ally. Dr. Worsley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, a B.A. in African American Studies, and another B.A. in International Relations. In her former role as an Assistant Professor, she taught college courses, conducted scholarly research, presented her work at conferences throughout the country, and published an academic book with Routledge Press.

As a therapist, Dr. Worsley has worked extensively in communities of color, providing therapy and case management to adults and children, in virtually every clinical setting. In addition, she has created and delivered culturally responsive clinical training and consultation to therapists throughout the country. Dr. Worsley combines her academic passion for exploring social identity issues with her clinical expertise in addressing the mental health needs of culturally diverse communities. Her vocational goal is to help eradicate mental health disparities that impair the health and well-being of communities of color as she continues to provide therapy services through her private practice in Northern California.

Target Audience

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP, and LCSW licensees and pre-licensees.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SVC-CAMFT), provider #62279, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. SVC-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and all its content.

CE Credit will be awarded via email after the completion of the course in exchange for a course evaluation. No CEUs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.


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