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In-Person Seminar

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


Speaker:
Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDiv
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP048760
Brochure Code:
PAY91795
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast | Digital Seminar | DVD  2 | Live Webinar
Location:
Sheraton Parsippany Hotel - Parsippany, New Jersey (Multiple Locations Available)

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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!

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate. For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation (and, if applicable for your profession, the online post-test with 80% passing score). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation (and post-test, if applicable), participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation and online post-test (if the test is required for your profession). An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. 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 info@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.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.25 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


* Credit Note - Ethics & Cultural Competency

THIS SEMINAR QUALIFIES FOR 3.25 HOURS OF GENERAL ETHICS INSTRUCTION AND 3.0 HOURS OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY. NO MORE THAN 6.25​ TOTAL CE HOURS MAY BE AWARDED FOR THIS COURSE. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.


Counselors - 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. 


Counselors - New Jersey Counselors

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 contact hours of continuing education for New Jersey Counselors. The New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee (pursuant to N.J.S.A. 13:34-15.4) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to counseling that are approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming.


Counselors - 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


Social Workers - Social Workers - National NASW

This live program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-1640) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


Social Workers - Social Workers - National ASWB ACE

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.25 total credits including 3.25 Ethics and 3.0 Cultural Competence continuing education credits. 

 

Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Social Workers - 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. 


Psychologists - New Jersey Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for New Jersey Psychologists. The New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13 Law and Public Safety, Chapter 42, Board of Psychological Examiners, Section 13:42-10.21 Continuing Education Programs, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to psychology from providers approved by the American Medical Association (AMA). This activity is certified for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Psychologists - New York Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0014. This activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Psychologists - Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.


Marriage & Family Therapists - 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. 


Marriage & Family Therapists - New Jersey Marriage & Family Therapists

This course consists of 6.25 continuing education contact hours for New Jersey Marriage and Family Therapists and is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners (New Jersey Admin. Code 13:34-5). Please retain the course advertisement and certificate of completion for your CE records.


Marriage & Family Therapists - 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


Addiction Counselors - NAADAC

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Legal, Ethical and Professional Development skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

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.


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. 



Speaker

Lambers Fisher, 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 organizations, 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 to 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 is the author of the award-winning book, Diversity in Clinical Practice: A Practical & Shame-Free Guide to Reducing Cultural Offenses & Repairing Cross-Cultural Relationships.

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. 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. 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 Disclosures:
Financial: Lambers Fisher maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Christian Heart Counseling. He is an adjunct instructor at Crown College. Lambers Fisher receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, recording royalties, and a consulting fee from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lambers Fisher is a member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy and the Minnesota Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.


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Live Event 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.


Timeline for Completion

Please complete the CE quiz and/or evaluation within one week after the event.


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

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 44

Comments

Carolyn C

"It was very helpful and Mr Fisher was excellent and answered many questions I have had."

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 "

Location

Sheraton Parsippany Hotel

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199 Smith Rd., Parsippany, New Jersey 07054, United States
(973) 515-2000
www.starwoodhotels.com

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