Can You See Us? Providing Culturally Competent Treatment to Persons of Color
Recorded On: July 20, 2021
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About Zina Rodriguez, MSW, CDE
Zina Rodriguez has over 25 years of marketing and social work experience in marketing and behavioral health care. She has held senior leadership positions for national and global behavioral health care companies where she has served as Executive Director and in Senior Marketing and Business Development roles. Zina has a global referral network and a specialty in multi-cultural marketing. She is a global speaker on topics of cultural competency and diversity, equity, and inclusion in behavioral health care and is a Certified Diversity Executive®. Zina’s mission is to assist providers with creating inviting, intentional, and inclusive healing spaces for individuals to achieve mental wellness and create pathways for success for those from unrepresented communities. Zina holds an MSW with a concentration in Administration from Fordham University and a BSW degree from Rutgers University.
The term, “I don’t see color” is often used by individuals to describe their views on diversity but this phrase can be detrimental in therapeutic settings when treating persons of color. The ability for providers to “see” color allows for the development of culturally competent programming and the critical factor of developing a therapeutic alliance. Data shows that racial and ethnic minority groups are likely to experience limited access and poor engagement in substance use disorder treatment. “Seeing color” allows providers to acknowledge and address the complexity of barriers and issues facing individuals and families in need of mental health and substance use disorder treatment. This workshop provides an overview of the prevalent issues impacting substance abuse disorders among marginalized and underserved communities, present information to help providers to understand cultural issues relevant to treating persons of color and examine how programs can develop processes to monitor and access efforts to incorporate cultural competency.
CE Details: 1.0 Cultural Competency
About CE Credits
Content Level: Beginner
This program has been approved for 1.0 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.
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 programing. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.
1.0 Credits – Click here to review Accreditation
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: 03/31/2021 – 03/31/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Cultural Competency continuing education credits.
ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.
- Attendees will analyze current epidemiological data on substance use disorder treatment for racial and ethnic groups and discuss prevalent issues impacting treatment.
- Attendees will learn how cultural competence enhances proficiency in clinical skills, programmatic development and administrative practices.
- Attendees will learn the core competencies providers must have to effectively serve diverse patients, families and communities.
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