Effective treatment focuses on the whole person. The thoughts, behaviors and sufferings of your clients are intimately connected to the social and cultural context in which they live.
Without seeing your clients in their entirety, you could fail to recognize the unique challenges, stressors, barriers and burdens that can lie at the heart of their mental health issues. But even therapists can feel uncomfortable with conversations surrounding racial, cultural, sexual, economic and religious issues. And cultural stigmas and distrust born from societal power dynamics can cause some clients to hold back in therapy or leave treatment early.
This inspiring class will open your eyes to the struggles of disenfranchised or marginalized populations, and give you practical and innovative techniques so you can comfortably and successfully work with them in treatment. You’ll leave able to more capably assess clients, avoid cultural misunderstandings that can harm the therapeutic alliance, and gain the trust you need to achieve truly transformative results.
It’s time to be the change you wish to see.
Purchase today and feel the satisfaction and joy that come with being a better advocate for clients individually, communally and globally!
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.
CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.
**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
Lisa Connors, LBSW, LCPC, NCC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board-Certified Coach, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Grief Counseling Specialist. She is also Certified in Thanatology.
Ms. Connors has been in the human services/social work/counseling fields for 30 years. She has worked in a variety of settings providing services to the despondent and downtrodden. Ms. Connors works tirelessly to help others reach their fullest potential in life, helping and empowering others who have been oppressed, stigmatized, marginalized, and victimized. Her greatest passion is working with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health disorders, violence/abuse/trauma, grief and loss, and social injustices.
Ms. Connors has served on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and is the past co-chair of the HIV Planning Group for the State of Maryland. Currently, she is the President-Elect of the Maryland Association of Addiction Professionals. In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Connors is a college professor at Anne Arundel Community College. She is a member of many organizations, including ACA, NASW, NAADAC, and ADEC. Ms. Connors earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, her Master of Divinity from Howard University, and is pursuing her PhD in psychology at Walden University.
Financial: Lisa Connors is a professor at Arundel community College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Lisa Connors is a member of the Association for Addiction Professionals; American Counseling Association; and the National Association of Social Work.
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