An Educational Series for Mental Health Professionals
Brought to you by Avera McKennan Behavioral Health
Dr. Kathleen A. Brown-Rice Presents:
Journey to Cultural Competence
Kathleen A. Brown-Rice, Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota, has researched different aspects of cultural competency within counseling and has focused on the implications of historical trauma, on clients treated for mental health disorders. Dr. Brown-Rice has presented on these topics at the local, state, and national level. This presentation will focus on cultural competency of mental health practitioners and will help you to understand the implication of historical trauma on the patients you serve.
The objectives of this presentation are as follows:
- You will gain insight in your own journey to cultural competence
- Acquire self-awareness of our own privileges, biases, and prejudices
- Gain an understanding of how failure to bracket our own beliefs and values impacts work with clients
- Acquire specific information on the barriers to effective cross-cultural counseling.
- Obtain knowledge regarding the core tenants of the theory of historical trauma
- Increase understanding as to how traumas that occurred generations ago impact clients today
- Acquire skills to assist mental health professionals in building the therapeutic relationship with this population.
4.15 Credit Hours will be applied to the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners and 4.0 for the State of South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists.