Registration: x2020Multi-Cultural Awareness - Online Video

Location: Online
Presenter: Roberta Miranda, M.S, LADC

Developing cultural competence requires examining biases and prejudices and developing cross-cultural skills. Cultural competence requires that social workers, counselors, other practitioners and organizations have a defined set of values and principles, and demonstrate behaviors, attitudes, policies, and structures that enable them to work effectively cross-culturally. The course will discuss DSM-5’s cultural principles, including “Cultural Syndrome”, as well as gender and cross-cultural issues to be considered in diagnosis. The course will also review the (evidence based) Cultural Formation Interview (CFI), a semi-structured interview composed of 16 questions to assess cultural factors using a person-centered approach. This training can help social workers, clinicians and others avoid misdiagnosis, obtain clinically useful information, improve clinical rapport, and assess cultural epidemiology.

Continuing Education Hours: 3 CEUs

This training is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)


  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization.

Additional handouts, if available, are available by request. 


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