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Multicultural Awareness & Diversity: Powerful Strategies to Advance Client Rapport & Cultural Competence


Faculty:
Mr. Lambers Fisher Jr, MS, LMFT, MDIV
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC048760
Brochure Code:
PWZ86243
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  3

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Description

Too often, therapists feel paralyzed by the fear that they don’t know enough about other cultures to try to counsel clients different than themselves.

Attend this workshop and reduce those fears by increasing your understanding of cultural experiences with which you are not personally or professionally familiar.

Without learning multiple languages or becoming an expert on every possible culture, you can become more culturally competent and feel more confident in your ability to counsel any client from any culture. Beyond ethnicity, you will also explore issues of age, gender, sexuality, religion, acculturation, and social justice, as well as opportunities to strengthen the therapist’s own cultural self-awareness.

Join Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV, for this adventure into the world of cultural competency. Take away immediately applicable and practical strategies to:

  • Improve assessment
  • Avoid ethical dilemmas
  • Overcome fears
  • Reduce unintentional cultural offense
  • Build significant therapeutic rapport
  • Help clients of any cultural background make meaningful change in their lives

You may just want to attend this seminar to receive 3 hours of cultural competency and 3 hours of ethics. You will leave with so much more! This highly engaging and encouraging seminar will challenge you to learn more about other cultures, accept what you do not yet know in the process, and utilize therapeutic strategies that can help you be effective along the journey toward becoming an increasingly culturally competent therapist.

Gain a reputation for being the premier therapist in your community for working with diverse clients!

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Mr. Lambers Fisher Jr, MS, LMFT, MDIV's Profile

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Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV, is a marriage and family therapist who has counseled individuals, couples, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, in private practice, non-profit organization, as well as ministry environments. He has a strong desire to help counseling professionals in various fields feel more comfortable, competent and confident in their ability meet the needs of whomever they have the opportunity to serve.

Lambers’ training experience includes facilitating workshops, guest lecturing, as well as being an adjunct instructor at Crown College on various aspects of diversity in counseling. Lambers supervises aspiring therapists as a board approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists as well as the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health.

Currently, Lambers is a therapist in private practice where he effectively balances personal and professional experiences to provide unique and practical perspectives on a variety of culturally sensitive topics. He obtained a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Lambers Fisher has an employment relationship with Restorations for Life Counseling. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lambers Fisher is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


Additional Info

Program Information

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 70-minute 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.


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Objectives

  1. Implement the DSM-5® criteria and cultural formulation interview to accurately assess for cultural influences as it relates to diagnosis.
  2. Analyze biases to improve clinical strategies, rapport, and engagement with a variety of clients.
  3. Develop a deep understanding of the impact of varying cultural group experiences to enhance empathy in session.
  4. Devise ethical standards for a culturally competent practice related therapeutic authority and self disclosure.
  5. Utilize clinical strategies to address unintentional cultural offenses towards clients to increase treatment effectiveness.
  6. Apply skills to overcome cultural barriers such as language, religion and different belief systems to improve session outcomes.

Outline

Cultural Competencies in Mental Health
  • Client-centered approach to cultural competence
  • Trends in cultural identity development
  • Acknowledge cultural differences: terms of reference, racism and stereotypes
  • Improve client rapport
    • Make cultural connections
    • Acquire knowledge & skills
    • View behavior within a cultural context
  • Exercise: Cultural Self-Assessment
Ethics & the DSM-5®: Guidelines for the Integration of Cultural Competencies
  • Cross-cultural variations in presentations
  • Cultural genograms
  • Assessments and diagnostic protocols
  • DSM-5® Cultural Formulation
  • Ethical standards for culturally competent practice
    • Cultural perspectives on therapeutic authority
    • Referring without abandoning
    • Effective self-disclosure
    • Advocacy and social justice
  • Exercise: Cultural Formulation Interview
Overcome Dilemmas in Practice
  • Working with limited English proficiency and bi/multilingual clients
  • When to use an interpreter
  • Strategies for working with cultural transference and counter transference
  • Avoiding and addressing unintentional cultural offenses toward clients
  • Empathizing with victims as well as accused perpetrators of social injustice
Interventions & Strategies for Specific Populations
  • Understand client experiences of sexual identity and gender fluidity
  • Strategies for supporting clients when therapist’s and client’s religious beliefs conflict
  • Methods for building rapport with clients with various disabilities
  • Adapting therapeutic style to client’s cultural presentation
  • Case Examples: Cultural experiences therapists often misunderstand
Overcome Limitations of the Research & Potential Risks
  • Limited empirical models
  • Lack of professional awareness & confidence
  • Changing cultural values, needs & expressions
  • Incomplete scope: clients, counselors, supervisors, colleagues & community

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 44

Comments

Cassandra B

"I have been working in the mental health field since 1989. I have had to attend many trainings on culture/diversity and this was one of the best trainings that I have attended on this subject. The presenter used very enlightening terms and concepts that made me think about myself and how I work with and relate to others. The presenter stayed energetic and engaged his audience during the whole training. I would happily recommend another colleague to take this training with this presenter."

Charles E

"Excellent Training and I will recommend my colleagues to take this training to better help their clients regardless of their race and cultural background. "

cynthia t

"Mr. Fisher was an excellent presenter. Great examples that were useful and demonstrated his dedication to being a great therapist. I would seek to take additional courses if he was presenting."

Donald L

"Thank you for providing this workshop/training. "

Mary Lou K

"Wow he speaks fast! Sometimes hard to catch everything he said. Loved his energy and clearly very knowledgeable."

Keishia H

"I really enjoyed the charisma of the presenter along with examples to support different terms and concepts. "

Lenore L K

"EXCELLENT Presentation!!!"

Cassidy B

"Lambers Fisher was a wonderful trainer, I felt engaged and interested even through my computer. One of the best trainings I have taken in a while."

Garnett D

"this is a very timely and relevant training- even though it was developed a while ago- it is highly applicable at this current/present time with very relevant examples "

MARY ANN B

"I have taken many PESI classes. This is the most outstanding and timely in PRACTICAL content. Lambers was able to "call out" issues and give great analogies that help understanding the issues. His ideas fit well with "White Fragility" and many discussions going on currently. THANK YOU!!"

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