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Diversity & Couples Counseling: Strategies for Navigating Multiculturalism and Racial & Ethnic Diversity


Faculty:
Kia James, EdD, LCPC, LPC |  Carol-Ann Trotman, LCPC |  Monika Cope-Ward, LCSW-C
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC057435
Brochure Code:
PWZ84288
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Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Description

If you are not bringing cultural background, race, moral beliefs and socioeconomic differences into the conversation during couples counseling, you are missing a critical step to be able to help your clients.

You may think it’s just a small disagreement they are bringing up in-session, but really the root of the disagreement could be embedded in cultural background, religious beliefs or how an individual was brought up. If you don’t help your struggling couples bring culture background/beliefs into the discussion, it turns into an argument of who is right and who is wrong and treatment progress is stalled.

Attend this workshop and learn how to provide your clients with the tools to clearly address cultural differences – even if they are addressing it for the first time individually or as a couple – so they can overcome racism, discrimination, socioeconomic, regional, educational or familial differences.

Join three dynamic couples counseling experts Kia James EdD, LCPC, Monika Cope-Ward LCW-C, and Carol Ann Trotman LCPC that bring combined decades of experience with bi-racial, multiracial and cross-cultural couples and family counseling.

These experts will help you successfully identify, bring up and navigate cultural issues in the counseling relationship. Upon completing this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Facilitate a healthy dialogue with your clients about culture and its role in their relationship
  • Achieve a heightened awareness of personal unconscious biases and how those beliefs automatically influence work with couples of different backgrounds.
  • Identify and define culture based on the perspective “what really matters to people” and the many ways it expresses itself through ethnicity, race and nationality.
  • Improve their understanding of culture and subcultural components that impact the couplesocio/economic, religious, sexuality, gender, etc.

Register Today – Get the tools and ask the questions you were afraid to ask to empower your clients with your renewed confidence and cultural competency in couples counseling!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


Addiction Counselors

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP-EI)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1021. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category C activity meets the qualifications for 6.25 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider # 20210032. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 6.25 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Arizona Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Arizona Counselors. The Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, pursuant to A.A.C. R4-6-802, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling and approved by a national professional association of counseling, social work or substance abuse counseling. PESI is an approved provider of continuing education seminars with a national social work association. Please see social work approvals for this program. 


California Counselors

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level level activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Connecticut Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Connecticut Counselors. The Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies confirm acceptance of this program as a qualifying continuing education activity if approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.


District of Columbia (DC) Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for DC Counselors. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Professional Counseling (S.6612.3) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling by organizations that have been approved by a counseling board in another state. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours. 


Florida Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits. 


Illinois Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Illinois Counselors. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Administrative Code Section 1375.220(c), confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by a Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor approved by the Division. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Indiana Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Indiana Counselors. The Rules of the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (839 IAC 1·6·2) confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by another state’s mental health counselor board. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Iowa Counselors

CE credit is available. This live activity consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Iowa Counselors and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure, IAC 645–32.3(154D,272C). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for four years in your CE records.


Maryland Counselors

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the . A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


Missouri Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Missouri Counselors. The Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are provided by organizations recognized by national social worker associations. PESI, Inc. is recognized by a national social worker association. Please see social work approvals for this program.


Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Counselors

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Tennessee Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Tennessee Counselors. The Rules of the Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists, Section 0450-01-.12, confirm continuing education courses which pertain to the practice of counseling shall be considered approved if sanctioned by any state regulatory agency for professional counseling in the United States. PESI, Inc. is approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Texas Counselors

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681, Subchapter J, Section 681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Virginia Counselors

CE credit is available. This course is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing competency instruction for Virginia Counselors. The Virginia Board of Counseling recognizes continuing competency activities in the behavioral health field offered by organizations that are approved by a counseling board in another state (18VAC115-20-105). PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours. 


Wisconsin Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education clock hours for Wisconsin Counselors. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (MPSW 19) accepts continuing education programs relevant to counseling by approved providers of the Association of Social Work Boards (Sec. 20-195cc-3). Please see social work CE statements for this program.


California Licensed Educational Psychologists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.”  This intermediate level activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.0 credits. 


Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This activity qualifies for 6.25 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit. 


Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.25 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Psychologists

This live activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


Arizona Psychologists

This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Connecticut Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25  continuing education credit hours for Connecticut Psychologists. CT Gen Stat Sec. 20-191c Continuing Education (b)(3) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars. PESI, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of continuing education seminars with multiple national CE approvals. This course consists of 6.25  continuing education credit hours.


Delaware Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25  continuing education credit hours for Delaware Psychologists. This course meets the continuing education requirements specified in Section 10.0 of the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists Rules and Regulations. Please keep your program brochure and certificate of attendance to support the following criteria: relevance, stated objectives, qualified faculty and attendance.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.


Hawaii Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25  continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Psychologists. Hawaii Revised Statutes Sec. 465-11 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by state or provincial psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Idaho Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25  continuing education credit hours for Idaho Psychologists. The Rules of the Idaho State Board of Psychologists Examiners, Section 402, confirm acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers offered in association with or under the auspices of a state psychological association. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Illinois Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Indiana Psychologists

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.


Iowa Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the Iowa Board of Psychology (IAC Subrule 241.3(1) general criteria) and to qualify for 6.25 continuing education hours for Iowa Psychologists.


Kansas Psychologists

This live activity consists of 6.25 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Kansas Board of Psychology. PESI is a nationally accredited provider of continuing education. Please retain the activity advertisement and certificate of attendance for your CE records.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity will qualify for 6.25 contact hours.


Maine Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Maine Psychologists. Pursuant to Board Rules Chapter 8 Section 3 (2), PESI courses directly relating to the practice of psychology are approved by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists because PESI has been approved to offer continuing education for Psychologists by a state regulatory board having legal jurisdiction over the practice of psychology. PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399.


Michigan Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Psychologists. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Psychology-General Rules, Rule 83 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by another state or provincial board of psychology. PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the Indiana Board of Psychology. Certificate #: 98000998A - Category I. PESI maintains full responsibility for this program and its contents.


Montana Psychologists

This live activity is designed to meet the criteria requirements of the Montana Board of Psychologists and is a PESI-approved continuing education and qualifies for 6.25 instructional hours. Please save the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity.


North Carolina Psychologists

This course is designed to meet the Category B Requirements of the North Carolina Psychology Board, provided it is within the scope of practice of psychology. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 6.25  hours of continuing education credit. 


Oregon Psychologists

This live activity consists of 6.25 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Oregon Board of Psychology. Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 6.25 continuing education hours.


South Carolina Psychologists

This course is designed to meet the Category B Requirements of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, provided it is within your scope of practice of psychology. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction.


Tennessee Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course is designed to meet Type II CE of the Tennessee Board of Examiners of Psychology. The Board accepts approvals by any recognized national credentialing body. Please retain all documents to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. 


Utah Psychologists

This live activity consists of 6.25 hours of continuing education instruction and is designed to meet the requirements of the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for psychologists.  Please save the course outline, certificate of completion, and any other supporting documentation you receive from this live activity in case it is requested by the board.


Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Virginia Psychologists. The Virginia Board of Psychology (S.18VAC125-20-122) confirms acceptance of programs by any continuing education provider approved by a psychological association or psychology board in another state or jurisdiction. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Washington Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for Washington Psychologists. The Washington Examining Board of Psychology recognizes continuing education activities sponsored by regional or state psychological associations. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


West Virginia Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 continuing education credit hours for West Virginia Psychologists. The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ Guidelines For Continuing Education confirm acceptance of continuing education programs from CE providers who are approved through NASP or State Boards or Associations of Psychology. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2023. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours. 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.
Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts

Faculty

Kia James, EdD, LCPC, LPC Related seminars and products: 1


Kia James, EdD, LCPC, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Adjunct Professor, and a Relationship Therapist. She specializes in helping people have the best relationship with their self, so they can also have strong healthy relationships with others. As a result of moving around frequently during her early years, she realized that how you view yourself in the world has a profound impact on your mental health and well-being; therefore, she dedicated her life to improving one’s mental and emotional health and creating healthy connections with others.

Dr. James provides individual and couples counseling. She also facilitates diversity training for therapists and teaches therapists how to deal with cultural diversity issues when working with couples. She graduated from Bowie State University with a BA in Psychology, and she continued her education, and gained her Masters and Doctorate in Counseling from Argosy University, also known as, The American School of Professional Psychology. Dr. James has completed the level 3 training with the Gottman institute, specializing in helping couples attain healthy relationships. She is also an approved Gottman Educator for the Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kia James is co-owner of Relationship Boosters. She is an adjunct faculty at Trinity Washington University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kia James has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Carol-Ann Trotman, LCPC Related seminars and products: 1

Trotman Psychotherapy and Consulting, LLC


Carol-Ann Trotman, LCPC, holds a Master of Science in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Howard University. She currently resides in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area but grew up in New York City and was born in Barbados.
Since 1999, Carol-Ann has worked in the field of mental health and has been a psychotherapist in the state of Maryland since 2010. She has extensive experience in several settings including department of corrections, hospitals (inpatient and emergency department), outpatient mental health clinics, domestic violence shelters, and DC Core Services Agencies. Carol-Ann also has specialized training in Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy, Prepare/Enrich, and sex therapy.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Carol-Ann Trotman maintains a private practice. She is the co-owner of Relationship Boosters, LLC. Ms. Trotman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Carol-Ann Trotman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Monika Cope-Ward, LCSW-C Related seminars and products: 1


Monika Cope-Ward, LCSW-C earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Howard University, Washington, D.C. She has been a licensed therapist practicing in Maryland since 2008.

Since 2001 she has worked in private and public mental health organizations providing services in settings such as community health programs for children and adults, outpatient mental health clinics and hospitals (inpatient and emergency department) and worked for many years as an auditor/trainer of mental health providers throughout the state of Maryland. Monika has received extensive training on Gottman couples therapy methods, sex therapy and has completed the Prepare/Enrich certification for therapists. She is passionate about helping people actualize their potential and relationships.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Monika Cope-Ward is co-owner of The Relationship Booster. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Monika Cope-Ward has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

 


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Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Determine the Issue of culture in the context of couples therapy.
  2. Distinguish the different types of cross-cultural couples counseling.
  3. Evaluate how to bring culture into the counseling session.
  4. Use culture as a tool during the assessment process.
  5. Address cultural issues in the context of therapy.
  6. Appraise strategies to facilitate effective communication.
  7. Assess couples counseling theories and interventions that work.

Outline

Why Culture Is Important in the Couples Counseling Relationship
  • What is culture? Why is it relevant?
  • Synthesizing culture & personal identity
  • The clinician’s self-assessment
  • Acknowledging your own cultural biases
Understanding Cross-Cultural Couples
  • Understanding cross-culturalism & multi-culturalism
  • Assess differences in geography/region, socioeconomic status
  • Assess differences in ethnicity, religion
  • Appraise differences and its impact of culture to relationships
  • Conversational tools, 3-session model and other interventions
Common Differences in Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Understanding ‘cultural lens’ for you and your clients
  • How to recognize outside negative attitudes (i.e. discrimination)
  • How to educate your clients on each other’s culture and see their worldviews
Manage Family Confrontation and Address Racism Within the Family
  • How to resolve academic, religious educational, socioeconomic differences
  • How to address newsworthy, timely or political differences
  • Cultural avoidance & its negative impact to relationships
Help Your Couples Use Culture as a Strength
  • Assess their individual and shared culture in couples counseling
  • Formulate background history, upbringing, assimilation and acculturation stages
  • Differentiate between overt vs covert discriminatory practices
Couples Counseling Interventions
  • Help your clients create a culture in their household that works for them
  • Facilitate a thorough culturally relevant couples’ assessment
  • Exercises and case reviews

Target Audience

  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Couples Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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