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The Importance of Diversity in the Behavioral Health and Medical Fields

Online
On Demand Education
1.25 CE Hour
Cultural Competency, General
Free

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When and Where

Location

  • On Demand
    Sessions will be available On-Demand
Description

This workshop will help providers understand the impact of culture on mental and physical health. Participants will learn the definitions of concepts such as culture, health disparities, diversity, equity, inclusion, and explore the social determinants of health. Participants will learn the principles of cultural humility, including how to engage with communities that experience health inequities. They will learn how to reflect on their own biases, explore issues of systemic power imbalances, and develop strategies for lifelong learning with regard to the ongoing development of cultural competence.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to understand the importance of diversity in the behavioral health and medical fields.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current race, ethnicity, gender, age, and sexuality demographics in America.

  • Explain three ways social and cultural factors impact mental and physical health, including the access and utilization of services.

  • Identify two basic principles of cultural humility.

  • List and describe 4 social determinants of health.

  • Define culture, diversity, equity, discrimination, prejudice, and cultural competence.

CE Details
Introductory
Cultural Competency
General

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, 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-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, 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. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, 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-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, 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-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and TPN.Health. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and TPN.Health. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 ANCC contact hours.

CE Policy
Agenda
  • Waiting Room Opens
  • Workshop Begins
  • Workshop Ends
Note: Time designated for breaks and waiting room cannot be counted toward CE credit.
Aetna Health Equity Series Workshop; This course is fiscally sponsored by Aetna Better Health of Louisiana. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Ruth C. White, PhD, MPH, MSW, RSW

Ruth C. White, Ph.D., MPH, MSW, RSW, has been helping practitioners work with diverse clients for over 30 years. While an MSW student in 1991, she worked with the Montreal Police Force to improve police relationships with the Black community after the police shooting of a young black man and wrote a groundbreaking MSW thesis on racial disparities in juvenile justice in Montreal. Beginning at Seneca College (Toronto) in 1992, Dr. White has taught courses on race & ethnicity and ethnic/cultural principles of practice to students in BSW/MSW programs at San Francisco State and Seattle University and has delivered professional development workshops on this topic to mental health professionals across the country. Inspired by her journey of recovery and resilience with mental illness, Dr. White promotes mental health and well-being by speaking on stress management, emotional resilience, compassion fatigue, burnout, and mental health, focusing on the intersection of race and culture. Her popular books include ‘The ‘Stress Management Workbook: De-stress in 10 Minutes or Less’ and ‘Bipolar 101’, and she has written articles on mental health for outlets such as Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. Dr. White has appeared on The Today Show, BBC World Service, CBSNews LA, radio, podcasts, and has been featured in Women’s Health and Marie Claire, among others. From 2020 – 2023 she appeared dozens of times as a mental health contributor on KRON4-TV Bay Area. Passionate about traveling and being outdoors, especially with her adult daughter, she is an avid hiker, sailor, and kayaker.

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