The continuing education events displayed below cover the topic of cultural sensitivity. Register today to view an upcoming event or earn CE credits by viewing a homestudy course at any time.
America is a diverse nation, full of people from all backgrounds. However, many people experience stigma or discrimination due to their ethnicity, religion, disability, or other traits. Many marginalized individuals are reluctant to attend therapy for fear of opening themselves up to more prejudice. When they do seek treatment, it is vital for mental health professionals to help them feel safe.
Even when a therapist eschews any conscious prejudice, bias and misunderstandings can still influence the therapeutic relationship. Therapy requires that people be vulnerable, so marginalized individuals may be especially sensitive to microaggressions during treatment. Cultural sensitivity training can help professionals develop an inclusive, ethical, and effective practice.
Social workers, counselors, and psychologists can all be required to take continuing education courses to gain cultural competence. For instance, Alaska requires cultural competency training for a specific subpopulation (Native Alaskans). GoodTherapy offers many CE courses on cultural sensitivity. Topics include immigration, racism, gender diversity, and more.
- Social work state continuing education requirements. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.continuingeducation.com/social-work/state-ce-requirements
- State continuing education requirements for psychologists, social work and counselors. (n.d.). https://www.tzkseminars.com/Custom/TZKSeminars/Pages/State-CE-Requirements.aspx