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Cultural Diversity Forum

When: 1 - 5PM
Where: Children's Treatment Center
6611 Gulton Ct. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87109
United States
Contact: Kevin Kinzie

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March 23, 2018 

"Reflective Local Practice:  A Pragmatic Framework for Improving Professional Cultural Competence"

Presented by: 
Rex Swanda, PhD, ABPP and Evelyn Sandeen, PhD, ABPP

Children's Treatment Center, 6611 Gulton Ct. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
1:00 to 5:00 PM

4 Cultural Diversity CE Credits

$75 - NMPA Members
$65 - NMPA Student and Early Career Members
$90 - Non-Members 
Early bird discount for NMPA members

This workshop presents a framework for improving cultural competence throughout the psychologist’s professional life called Reflective Local Practice (RLP). The reflective component of the framework refers to the psychologist’s ability and willingness to explore internal experiences, assumptions, reactions, and biases that contribute to cultural understanding. The local component is a reminder that knowledge and awareness of the unique cultural history of the local community is a key part of culturally competent practice. The practice component refers to the growth of cultural awareness through the development and application of a variety of professional skills to professional practice. This RLP approach to enhancing cultural competence is intended to be useful for psychologists from any cultural background and applicable to any cultural milieu. The workshop will use a combination of didactic presentation, structured exercises and group discussion to illustrate and reinforce this RLP framework for improving cultural competence.

1. Identify the Continuing Professional Education requirements for Cultural Diversity in the State of New Mexico and the rationale for that requirement.
2. Understand the difference between content-focused cultural training and process- oriented cultural training and the important roles of both in improving professional cultural competence.
3. Identify strategies for improving self-awareness of cultural assumptions.
4. Identify ways in which professional cultural competence can impact communication and therapeutic interactions.



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* NMPA does not accept registration without payment. 
* All cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. 
*"No Show" registrants are not eligible for a refund.
* Registration payments are event-specific and are not transferable.
* You must attend the entire session to receive credit.  No partial credits will be given.  
* We cannot award CE certificates if you are more than 15 minutes late or leave 15 minutes before the conclusion of the forum.

*NMPA Forums are approved as continuing education for New Mexico psychologists and are accepted by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners.  Historically the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board and the New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners have accepted continuing education approved for psychologists.  Please check with the respective boards for details. 

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