Cultural Competency (2CE)

2 Hours/Credits

Sponsor Approval: Please visit our provider approval page for a list of national and state sponsored approvals.

Course delivery method and format: self-paced online training.

Course Requirements:

1. Course Reading,

2. Online PostTest

3. Course Evaluation.

After successfully completing the Course Reading, PostTest and Evaluation a certificate of completion will be issued online.

Course Presenter: Ann West, M.A. has over 30 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist. She’s currently the clinical director for Vista Continuing Education. She creates, designs and implements online training programs for mental health professional.

Intermediate level course

Course Description:  The U.S. mental health system is not well equipped to meet the needs of racial and ethnic minority populations. Racial and ethnic minority groups are generally considered to be underserved by the mental health services system A constellation of barriers deters ethnic and racial minority group members from seeking treatment, and if individual members of groups succeed in accessing services, their treatment may be inappropriate to meet their needs. This course will examine cultural competency and the need for change



The social worker will be able to identify barriers and bias in treating individuals from different cultures.

The social worker will be able to examine culturally sensitive and appropriate interventions based on the race, ethnicity and language spoken.

The social worker will be able to identify resources that are available to eliminate the language barriers and communication barriers.

The social worker will be able to determine the culturally diverse needs of the client.