Embracing Diversity

Crossing Barriers to Deliver Treatment to Everyone

About the Course:

This hour-long presentation discusses cultural competence as a key to effective substance abuse treatment and recovery services. It explores best practices and methods for overcoming barriers and connecting clients with culturally responsive treatment.

Publication Date:

August 4, 2010

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors and social workers who seek knowledge about embracing diversity in substance abuse treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss how clients’ cultural contexts may affect their abilities to receive substance abuse services.

  2. Describe how cultural considerations may impact relapse and recovery from substance use disorders.

  3. Explain how individual communities and cultures can enhance or hinder the recovery of members suffering from substance dependence.

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