- Leslie Korn
- 5 Hours 59 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Jun 09, 2016
I have been privileged to work with native populations for the last 40 years. First in Mexico in small rural fishing villages and then later working with peoples native to the Pacific Northwest British Columbia, Alaska and Eastern Canada.
As a trauma specialist, I have been particularly interested in the mental, physical and spiritual effects of trauma on individuals families and communities and how cultural healing practices and traditional medicines provide a foundation for conventional mental health therapies.
Thus I have devoted my career to the exploration of working with diverse communities where culture is a primary method for regaining and maintaining mental and physical health.
I also have discovered that the skills of cultural competency can be applied across all groups and is rooted in knowing who we are and where we come from as we explore its relevance to our work as clinicians.
As a result, I feel that I can treat anyone, regardless of their background. Even if I don’t know a lot about their culture, I am comfortable asking my client to teach me what is important to them.
Join me for a day-long adventure into the world of cultural competency. We will explore many of these ideas as they relate to the diverse peoples of Alaska. Improve assessment, avoid ethical dilemmas and overcome fears. Discover how to tailor treatment for specific groups and improve rapport with diverse clients. Most importantly, dig deeper into your own identity and discover how to use who you are, to help your clients.
Gain a reputation for being the premier therapist in your community for working with diverse clients!
You may just want to attend this seminar to receive 6 CE hours of cultural competency including 3 Alaskan natives mental health cultural competency CE Hours & 3 CE hours of Alaskan ethics credit. But, I guarantee you will leave with so much more. This highly engaging and experiential seminar will challenge you to explore the intersection of your belief systems with your clinical work, and allows you to become more confident as a culturally sensitive clinician.
Cultural Competencies in Mental Health
- Mindfulness-based approach to cultural competence
- Trends in specific locale: variation and mental health needs
- Acknowledge cultural differences: terms of reference, racism and stereotypes
- Improve client rapport
- Make cultural connections
- Acquire knowledge & skills
- View behavior within a cultural context
- Exercise: Culture(s), biases and ethnic influences
Ethics & the DSM- 5®: New Guidelines for the Integration of Cultural Competencies
- Cross-cultural variations in presentations
- Cultural concepts of distress
- Assessments and diagnostic protocols
- DSM-5® cultural formulation
- Cultural factors influencing clients’ perspectives of their symptoms and treatment options
- Ethical standards for culturally competent practice
- Exercise: Cultural Formulation Interview
Overcome Dilemmas in Practice
- Working with limited English proficiency and bi/ multilingual clients
- When to use an interpreter
- Intersection of religion, customs and culture
- Religious experience, counseling and mental health
- Cultural transference and counter transference
- Exercise: Experiences with Micro-Aggression
Interventions & Strategies for Alaskan Native Populations
- Interventions & Strategies for Alaskan Native Populations
- Historical trauma in Alaska: Contact; Boarding School, Clergy abuse
- Mental and Physical illness in the Alaska Native lifespan; from ADHD to dementia
- Cultural strategies for mental, physical and spiritual well being
- Traditional Alaskan nutrition for mental health
- Innovative research and intervention programs
- Alaskan Native Resources
- Special brief video: Carved from the Heart
- Implement new DSM- 5® criteria and cultural formulation.
- Identify strategies and biases to improve rapport with diverse clients.
- Implement assessment and treatment strategies for cultural and historical trauma.
- Discuss guidelines for working with specific ethnic and religious clients.
- Apply skills to overcome cultural barriers such as language, religion and different belief systems.
- Utilize strategies and techniques for multicultural competencies in your practice.
- Apply culture-based mindfulness and breathing methods.
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Leslie Korn, PH.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB, is a renowned integrative medicine clinician and educator specializing in the use of nutritional, herbal and culinary medicine for the treatment of trauma and emotional and chronic physical illness. She is known for her dynamism and humor as a speaker. She has provided over 50,000 hours of treatment in private practice for diverse populations. Her clinical practice focuses on providing clients effective alternatives to psychotropics. She completed her graduate education in the departments of psychiatry and public health at Harvard Medical School and her life training in the jungle of Mexico where she lived and worked alongside local healers for over 25 years. She directed a naturopathic medicine and training clinic facilitating health, culinary and fitness retreats. She is licensed and certified in nutritional therapy, mental health counseling, and bodywork (Polarity and Cranial Sacral and medical massage therapies) and is an approved clinical supervisor. She introduced somatic therapies for complex trauma patients in out-patient psychiatry at Harvard Medical school in 1985 and served as a consultant in ethnomedicine to the Trauma Clinic, Boston. She is the former clinical director and faculty of New England School of Acupuncture and faculty at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
She is the author of the seminal book on the body and complex trauma: Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body (Routledge, 2012), Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health (W.W. Norton, 2016), Eat Right Feel Right: Over 80 Recipes and Tips to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention & Focus (PESI, 2017), Multicultural Counseling Workbook: Exercises, Worksheets & Games to Build Rapport with Diverse Clients (PESI, 2015) and The Good Mood Kitchen (W.W. Norton, 2017). She was a founder of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Fulbright scholar in Herbal Medicine and an NIH-funded scientist, in mind/body medicine. She is an approved clinical supervisor and is the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies where she designs culinary and herbal medicine programs with tribal communities engaged in developing integrative medicine programs.
Financial: Leslie Korn is in clinical practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Leslie Korn has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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