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Mon, Feb 26


Ruiseñor Psychological

Cultural Competence in Clinical Supervision ~ Competencia Cultural en la Supervisión Clínica

This unique symposium features scholar-practitioners of cultural competence in clinical supervision. The goal of this seminar is to integrate research, education, and cultural competence to reduce mental health and education disparities in Latino communities.

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Cultural Competence in Clinical Supervision ~ Competencia Cultural en la Supervisión Clínica
Cultural Competence in Clinical Supervision ~ Competencia Cultural en la Supervisión Clínica

Time & Location

Feb 26, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ruiseñor Psychological, 501 S McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA 93454, USA

About the event

Program At-a-Glance

Dr. Dalia Ruiz

Ruiseñor Psychological

Title of Presentation: Integrative Approaches to Multicultural Clinical Supervision

Dr. Emily Maynard

Salud Completa Behavioral Health

Title of Presentation: Providing Effective Cross-Cultural Supervision: Creating Space for Dialogues on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender/Sexual Orientation When the Supervisor and Supervisee Have Different Identities

Although more racially and ethnically diverse students are entering graduate programs in psychology and related professions, current practitioners are likelier to be White (American Psychological Association, 2015). For instance, in 2013, although 84% of psychologists in the workforce were White, the proportion of membership of Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics increased between 47% (for Hispanics) to 100% (for African Americans). This proportional increase in people of color entering the profession indicates a generational shift towards greater diversity among younger cohorts of psychology students. The field as a whole is also placing increasing importance on delivering culturally competent clinical services, yet older supervisors may have had fewer opportunities to receive training in diversity issues than have their supervisees. Given this potential gap in experience/knowledge, this two-hour experiential seminar aims to help supervisors address diversity issues in supervision, especially when they come from a different racial/ethnic group or sexual/gender orientation than their supervisee. The presenter is a White, bilingual (English/Spanish), female clinician with extensive experience providing mental health services to Spanish-speaking Latinos and other immigrant groups.

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

1. List and describe two strategies to develop and improve reflective clinical practice for addressing diversity issues in the supervisory relationship.

2. Learn and demonstrate two strategies to address diversity issues in supervision.

3. Identify two family/cultural values that informs and enhances the professional supervisory relationships and leads to improved clinical practice.

Dr. Salvador Treviño

Ruiseñor Psychological

Title of Presentation: Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Clinical Supervision

This didactic and experiential presentation examines the impact of the trauma of immigration on supervisees working with immigrants. The presentation is informed by the psychoanalytic literature, consultation with experts in Latino mental health and immigration, and grounded by 35 years of community work with Latino immigrant families and children.

This seminar focuses on assisting clinical supervisors to develop strategies and techniques that promote sensitivity to cultural diversity and social justice in the supervision of doctoral students in clinical psychology. Strategies to improve cultural sensitivity are discussed through the analysis of deidentified case material reported by supervisees.

Drawing from First Nation epistemology, Latino family traditions, and the traditions of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to illness and health, this seminar discusses the conceptualization of sacred space in supervision, devotion to the healing arts, therapeutic impasses and resolutions, and treatment failures as reported by supervisees. The use of film, music, and story-telling are utilized to increase cultural and social justice sensitivity. The differences between cultural content and cultural sensitivity are also discussed.

The philosophical foundation for this presentation emphasizes three principles of phenomenology: 1) A person is the expert in her/his own lived experiences; 2) knowledge can be constructed by listening to the descriptions of the person’s lived experiences; and 3) fidelity to lived experiences.

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

1. Distinguish between cultural content and cultural sensitivity in clinical supervision.

2. List and describe two specific techniques to establish an effective supervisory relationship within a multicultural context.

3. Describe and list two strategies for engaging in difficult conversation with supervisees about ethnicity and race.

4. List and describe two culturally informed supervision interventions that promote cultural sensitivity in supervisees working with Latino immigrants.

Registration: $125 (includes lunch)

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