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July/August 2021 The Therapist in Professional Exchange

Learning Objectives - Upon completion of the articles, are you able to:
  • Identify at least three current social and systemic factors that influence clinical work with BIPOC clients.
  • Define, discuss, and encourage the development of cultural responsiveness and cultural humility.
  • Identify at least two mental health disparities impacting BIPOC communities.
  • Outline and define 3 integral cultural competencies that support a clinician’s awareness, knowledge, and skill set regarding the provision of culturally responsive services.
  • Define and discuss racial trauma, or race-based traumatic stress.
  • Identify at least three barriers to mental health care that impact BIPOC communities.
  • Outline ways for therapists to help reduce stigma and increase access to care for BIPOC.
  • Identify the 3 primary predispositions to substance use disorders and emotional dysregulation.
  • Identify the two types of trauma most often experienced.
  • Discuss and define the use of interpersonal relationships to treat substance use disorders.
The Therapist Links:
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This test is valid for obtaining continuing education hours until August 31, 2022. CAMFT is recognized as a CE Provider by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for LMFTs, LEPs, LPCCs, and LCSWs (16 C.C.R. §1887.4.3(3)(D)).