DSM-5® cultural formulation and cultural genogram
6 Hours of Ethics
Tools to build rapport with diverse clients
The DSM-5® has changed the cultural criteria in both assessment and treatment of mental health. Integrating these new approaches is essential to ethical and competent practice. Complete this seminar recording with expert Dr. Leslie Korn, and you will learn how to incorporate the new DSM-5® criteria and adapt evidence-based models in a culturally sensitive context. By identifying cultural influences and breaking down stereotypes and biases, you can build a stronger rapport with your diverse clients and achieve better therapeutic outcomes.
You will develop the skills to:
Navigate through language barriers
Overcome religious and cultural issues in mental health
Adapt treatment for specific groups
Identify cultural trauma and psychosomatic distress
Promote resiliency in your clients
Using case examples, exercises, and plenty of humor, Dr. Korn will help deepen your cultural mindfulness in the clinical setting. You will leave feeling confident dealing with diverse clients and better equipped to overcome the challenging demands of cultural competence.
Implement new DSM-5® criteria and cultural formulation.
Identify your cultural influences and use your knowledge to build rapport with diverse clients.
Define the role, assessment and treatment of intergenerational cultural and historical trauma on mental health.
Discuss guidelines for working with specific groups or populations.
Develop skills to overcome cultural barriers such as language and religion.
Describe strategies and techniques for multicultural competencies in your practice.
Apply culture-based positive psychology and enhance resiliency.
DSM- 5®: New Guidelines for the Integration of Cultural Competencies
Cross-cultural variations in presentations
Cultural concepts of distress
Assessments and diagnostic protocols
DSM-5® cultural formulation
Cultural factors influencing clients’ perspectives of their symptoms and treatment options
Cultural genogram with families
Culture and Ethnicity in the United States
Populations: African American, Euro-American, Asian, American Indian/ Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latino
Multi-ethnic families: diversity within diversity
Complexity of identity within groups; subcategories of larger communities
Multi-ethnic identity; gender and ethnic identity
Trends in locale specific migration patterns, variation and mental health needs
Cultural Competencies in Mental Health
Mindfulness-based approach to cultural competence
Acknowledge cultural differences: terms of reference, racism, stereotypes
Understand your own culture(s) and ethnic influences
The Fabric of rapport
Make cultural connections
Acquire knowledge & skills
View behavior within a cultural context
Ethics, Competence & Professional Practice Issues
Ethical standards for culturally competent practice
Strategies for responding to the spectrum of professional practice and boundaries
Micro-aggressions in everyday life and the clinical setting
Language and Religious Considerations
Work with limited English proficiency and bi/multilingual clients
Make the most of translation services
Intersection of religion and culture
Religious experience, counseling and mental health
Interventions and Therapeutic Concerns Across Cultures
Engaging identities; transference and counter transference issues
Medications; use and belief systems
Tips for working with traditional practitioners & natural healers
Guidelines for working with specific groups
Innovative group therapies
Culture-based positive psychology & resilience strategies
Historical trauma and grief assessment
Integrate cultural interventions into substance abuse programs
Modify evidence- based practices & identify best practices
Case studies and examples
About the Speaker:
Leslie Korn, Ph.D., MPH, LMHC, has been in private practice for over 35 years specializing in complementary/alternative and integrative medicine for individuals with chronic mental and physical illness, specializing in trauma-related disorders. She integrates psychotherapy with somatic therapies, nutrition and herbal medicine, energy medicine, yoga and exercise, detoxification, and animal-assisted therapies. She was principal investigator in Mind/Body Medicine funded by the NIH and has worked extensively with indigenous and Hispanic populations integrating traditional (indigenous) medicine into public health settings.
Dr. Korn has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Medicine, a Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Health Psychology and a MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School where she introduced somatic psychotherapy in the department of psychiatry. She was in private practice in Boston for over 15 years before returning to the jungle of Mexico where she has worked for over 40 years. Dr. Korn was a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, clinical director of the New England School of Acupuncture, associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and on the faculty of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a licensed mental health counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and is national board certified in both Polarity therapy and Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is in private practice specializing in Integrative mental health and consults to clinicians who are helping clients find alternatives to psychiatric drug use. She is core faculty in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. She is the author of Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body, (Routledge, 2012), Preventing and Treating Diabetes Naturally, The Native Way, (Daykeeper Press, 2009) and the forthcoming, Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: The Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection (Norton, 2015).
Continuing Education Information:
For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.