Clarity about how to clinically approach client statements that are inflammatory and/or offensive to their therapist, and also how to approach it when the therapist's actions are hurtful to their client(s)

This course features compensated expert clinician Lambers Fisher, LMFT

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Cultural competence is not just about race and ethnicity… what’s an appropriate response when a therapist is deeply offended or affected by a client’s viewpoint or values? It’s critical that clinicians have appropriate tools to help them manage cultural offenses, both when the client offends the therapist, AND when the therapist offends the client. This interview provides strategies for increasing personal and professional cultural competence, and sheds light on the challenging clinical phenomenon of holding different cultural values and views than our clients by offering systems-based perspectives and interventions.

    This is an eye-opening and focusing training you can’t miss, regardless of your values, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, religion, etc.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Explain how clinicians can manage their countertransference when working with clients who have conflicting belief systems and values; Describe an intervention for use in response to statements by clients that are inflammatory or offensive to the therapist; Outline an appropriate response when the therapist has committed a cultural offense


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

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Enroll in this free course and create a free Clearly Clinical account
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Log into your Clearly Clinical account and achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has 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 audio podcast interview, 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 the course player.

  • Commercial Support

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

  • 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.

  • Course Access Expiration

    Please note that you will have access to this free course for 30 days from when you sign up. If your access lapses, you are able to re-enroll.

What Your Colleagues Have to Say About This Course

Vital Info for a moving target

Kayleigh Clark

We’ve all left conferences feeling as if we just wasted our time. I sat at home and gained so much knowledge from this podcast and even gained a CEU credit. Grateful for this organization

We’ve all left conferences feeling as if we just wasted our time. I sat at home and gained so much knowledge from this podcast and even gained a CEU credit. Grateful for this organization

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This is something every therapist needs to know more about

Lacey Alvarez

I have struggled with this in the past. Somehow, I always get far-right or Evangelical Christian families to work with, which is very far from my values. I haven't had to work with a police officer yet, but I've had to work with clients who said t...

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I have struggled with this in the past. Somehow, I always get far-right or Evangelical Christian families to work with, which is very far from my values. I haven't had to work with a police officer yet, but I've had to work with clients who said that "Blue Lives Matter." I felt like this was explained in a way that could help people address issues like this within the professional context, without getting fired. It can also plant seeds in people with hateful views and possibly expand their perspectives. It was painful to hear the question that the speaker was asked. However, the way this question was handled was skillful beyond anything I could've come up with. I had to take a deep breath after I heard that question secondhand. I need to remind myself that what I am angry with is the system and not usually the individual. Revolution comes through organized action, not just telling people that their dearly held beliefs are wrong.

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Interviewee & Interviewer

Lambers Fisher, LMFT, MDiv

Cultural Diversity Expert

Lambers Fisher is a licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, adjunct instructor, and national speaker on the topic of multicultural awareness and diversity. For over 18 years, Lambers has counseled individuals, couples, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, in private practice, non-profit, as well as ministry environments. Lambers’ Diversity Made Simple training has helped thousands of professionals around the country increase their cultural competence and strengthen cross-cultural relationships. Lambers helps professionals in various fields feel more comfortable, competent, and confident in their ability meet the needs of whomever they have the opportunity to serve. Visit him on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. Beth is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. She also has two young children, a super cool husband who helps out with Clearly Clinical, a rescue dog, and a rescue cat.

Why is Clearly Clinical the nation's premier CE provider?

  • CONVENIENT: All courses are 1-hour podcast episodes, available on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, and many others

  • AFFORDABLE: We are the least expensive unlimited CE option in the country

  • SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE: We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBT youth suicide prevention

  • WOMEN-OWNED: We are founded and run by Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • DIVERSE: We feature women and minority expert presenters

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