Recorded from a live presentation on September 26, 2020

Why You'll Love This Course

The notion of multicultural counseling suggests the application of counseling techniques to populations who may not trust or be well-served by those techniques. This course uses therapy stories to demonstrate what psychotherapy can be when clients' preferred ways of healing are honored and integrated in the therapy room.

Course Description

Imagine the possibilities for people, most especially people from marginalized groups, being able to speak on behalf of their own healing. Instead of inviting people of non-European descent into Eurocentric models of healing, what if we instead invited in healing practices from our own communities? What might be possible if instead of ‘treating’ people solely through psychiatric and psychological knowledges, we co-created alternative knowledges with the people who consult us? Finally, what are the possibilities for how this practice might look in action? Autoethnographic practice stories of a Muslim man named “Madhi” facing discrimination in his community and a young black man named “Ray” entangled in the criminal justice system will be used to help take learners inside the therapy room.

1.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive). While stories are used with client permission, to protect their confidentiality, names and other identifying details have been changed.

This course was initially presented at the 2020 Therapy Reimagined conference in Los Angeles. For information on past and future Therapy Reimagined events, visit therapyreimagined.com.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between multicultural counseling and cultural democracy

  • Define an anti-colonial stance is describe at least two ways it can manifest in therapy practice

  • Develop at least five therapeutic questions that actively address issues of systemic discrimination and inequity

Course Outline

1. Beyond multicultural counseling

a. Definitions

b. Articulating needs

2. Cultural democracy as a potential alternative model 

a. Assuming an anti-colonial stance 

b. Translating that stance to practice 

c. Discussing preferred mediums of healing and their utility for co-creation within a model of cultural democracy 

3. Autoethnographic stories

a. "Ray" 

b. "Madhi"

4. Inviting these practices into our work to foster further innovation


References

Instructor

Travis Heath, PhD

Travis Heath is a Colorado Licensed Psychologist (#4142) and Associate Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His research and presentations focus on therapy narratives, cultural democracy, and anti-colonialism in therapy. He has authored or co-authored articles in the Journal of Narrative Family Therapy, Journal of Systemic Therapies, and the International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 90 minutes.

Topic Area:

Social and Cultural Competence

Instructional Level:

Intermediate

Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. The course completion quiz can be retaken multiple times until passed.

Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:

After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: December 8, 2020 

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

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Continuing Education Approvals:

SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1.5 hours of continuing education (1.5 CE credits) for psychologists.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2020 – 07/06/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education credits in the Social and Cultural Competence topic area.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582. 

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0206.

SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.


This course is not part of our NAADAC-approved continuing education program.