Workshop Title:

Treating Individuals and Families of African Descent (African-American Clients)

 

Credit Hours:

3

 

Location:

Chicago, Illinois

 

Date:

Saturday, November 3rd

Tuition:

$45 Regular Rate

 

Workshop Description:

Cultural competence is one of the most important skills to have when working with clients.  Many professionals work with clients of African descent, but may not fully understand the culture-specific considerations that impact their lives, and therefore, their treatment outcomes.  This workshop focuses on identifying various sub-groups of African-descended clients and learning the historical contexts of each subgroup that have helped to shape current trends.  From this workshop, participants will be able to identify factors that impede or enhance wellness of these clients, as well as learn current approaches and strategies shown to be effective when working with these clients and their families.  The workshops will also allow participants to develop a professional advocacy plan in which they will actively utilize their knowledge in advocating for their clients in these subgroups.  

Continuing Education Approval:

  • AODA Professionals: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Certification Board for the following categories: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II.

  • Professional Counselors: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for LPCs and LCPCs.

  • Social Workers: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for LSWs and LCSWs.

  • Nurses: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for APNs, RNs and LPNs.