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PEF members in the mental health field can register for a Public Service Workshops Program on cognitive behavioral therapy.

Culturally Responsive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: From You to Service Delivery, a virtual program, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. July 26.

Mental health care providers face the daily challenge of interacting with individuals and families whose race, culture, national origin, living circumstances, and family composition are different from their own, especially as populations of individuals from diverse backgrounds are increasing in both urban and suburban areas.

While there still appears to remain a stigma against mental health treatment, more recent research suggests that more Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) individuals are increasingly engaging in mental health treatment. In contrast, the sociocultural location of mental health providers can be vastly different from many of the BIPOC clients they serve. This overall difference creates the possibility of a disconnect that can affect many aspects of the delivery of mental health services.

This workshop will review traditional CBT approaches, challenges and critiques of CBT, and an examination of Culturally responsive CBT. It will highlight the importance of self-reflection in working with BIPOC clients and their families, culturally responsive and competent cognitive behavioral assessment techniques, treatment planning, and clinical interventions. (2 continuing education hours for LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, and PSY).

Register for the workshop by July 11 here.

To reference full workshop details and to register go to the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) at https://nyslearn.ny.gov. For additional information regarding currently available offerings, check PSWP Course Offerings at www.pswp.info.