NMPA Cultural Diversity Courses
Course Title: 19. Innovative Approaches to Counseling Native-American People
(1 Cultural Diversity CE Credit, © Microtraining Associates).
Credit: This course has been approved for 1 credit hour of category 2 cultural diversity continuing education credit for New Mexico psychologists.
The New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board and the New Mexico Social Work Board currently accept continuing education credits that are approved for New Mexico psychologists. These courses have not been approved for use in other states.
Summary: This is a 34 minute long skills building video stream hosted by multicultural experts Drs. Patricia Arredondo and Allen Ivey of a counseling role-play demonstration by Dr. Art Martinez (a Native American Psychologist schooled in traditional ways of counseling) and his Native American client Nora Martinez. Nora is the mother of three children who is married to an alcoholic husband who is also Native American. Nora comes to see this Psychologist employed by Indian Health Services at the point that things are out of control in her family. She as well worries over the impact of the husband’s drinking on the three daughters (ages 6–12). The role-play demonstrates critical elements that include the introduction phase of starting counseling, engaging Native American families, joining the parent as the representative of their family, and then turning the issues that brought the family to treatment in ways to benefit both the family and individual client. Drs. Arredondo and Ivey host the "Debriefing” of the role-play demonstration, and review with Dr. Martinez and Nora Martinez the "Learning Points” of this vignette. NO REPRODUCTION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THIS VIDEO IS PERMITTED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM MICROTRAINING ASSOCIATES.
Note of Acknowledgement: The New Mexico Psychological Association is grateful to Dr. Allen Ivey of Microtraining and Multicultural Development for the use of these educational and skills-building videos for this Cultural Competence Home-study Courses page. Home-study Courses 16, 18, and 19 are skills-building videos demonstrating cultural competence in the delivery of counseling techniques with multi-ethnic clients. Home-study Courses 18, and 19 were developed as part of a joint venture of the American Psychological Association’s Division 45 and Mictrotraining involving innovative approaches to counseling from culturally competent perspectives.