An exploration of how clinical biases impact Black/African American clients and their care

Presentation-style

  • Course Description

    While providing behavioral health treatment to African American individuals is fundamentally no different than treating any other individual, there are a few special cultural considerations and treatment types that can assist in making the therapeutic journey more culturally-sensitive, ethical, and effective. The personal biases, beliefs, and values of behavioral health providers can greatly impact client care, and this course will explore some of the cultural considerations providers ought to keep in mind when working with African American and Black clients.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: List two or more strategies that behavioral health providers can implement to provide more culturally-competent care to their African American and Black clients; Describe the role of the therapist in the engagement and treatment retention of African American and Black clients


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory & Intermediate


    Series-Based Course
    Please note that this course is part II of a three-part series about therapy with Black/African American individuals. This course can be taken alone or as part of the series.

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Instructor

Cultural Awareness Aficionado

Tia Brisco, LMFT #104550

Multicultural Therapy Expert

Tia Brisco is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the lovely state of California. She specializes in multi-cultural based treatment and working with children in under-served communities.  She operates a private practice in Northridge, CA, where she provides child/adolescent therapy, family therapy, and treatment for college students. She prides herself in being a social justice crusader, who truly believes that mental health can cross any barrier. She taught special education preschool for many years, where her love for diversity and public speaking fostered. It is her hope to spread passion and energy so you can be a light in your community.

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