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- Audio CD - 4+ hours
- 5 hr 58 min
- Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions
- LAMBERS FISHER, MS, LMFT, MDIV
- PESI Inc.
- 11/21/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
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- Implement the DSM-5® criteria and cultural formulation interview to accurately assess for cultural influences as it relates to diagnosis.
- Recognize biases to improve clinical strategies, rapport, and engagement with a variety of clients.
- Develop a deep understanding of the impact of varying cultural group experiences to enhance empathy in session.
- Establish ethical standards for a culturally competent practice related therapeutic authority and effective self-disclosure.
- Utilize clinical strategies to address unintentional cultural offenses towards clients to increase treatment effectiveness.
- Apply skills to overcome cultural barriers such as language, religion and different belief systems to improve session outcomes.
Cultural Competencies in Mental Health
Ethics & the DSM-5®: Guidelines for the Integration of Cultural Competencies
- 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
Overcome Dilemmas in Practice
- 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
Interventions & Strategies for Specific Populations
- 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
- 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
LAMBERS FISHER, MS, LMFT, MDIV
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 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 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.
Financial: Lambers Fisher has an employment relationship with Restorations for Life Counseling. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Lambers Fisher is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
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