Counseling Diverse Populations

Cultural Awareness


Developing Cultural Humility: Seeing Ourselves in Others

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Webinar

Whether it means understanding our own insecurities when discussing these issues or when facilitating these dialogues when helping others, understanding one’s own cultural background as a way to enhance our multicultural dialogues, both personally and professionally, is a necessary outcome. This free webinar addresses the current literature on color-blind racial ideology and the major themes that surfaced from 20 psychologists examining their own cultural influences and the impact this examination has had in their personal and professional lives.

Cultural Considerations for the Ethically Aware Clinician

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Webinar

This workshop will examine the basic moral principles that provide a culturally-focused foundation for the ethical conduct of addiction professionals.   Autonomy, beneficence, integrity, nonmaleficence, respect and fairness are recognized as universally valued attributes that are manifest and will be discussed in specific cultural context. A three stage framework for ethical multicultural competence will be presented to increase the awareness and skills of the helping professional and provide a standardized instrument to be used by both professionals and service systems.




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