Michigan Psychological Association
Culturally Informed Clinical Practice
Save the date! Join us Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Grand Traverse Resort Conference Center for a unique CE training on culturally informed clinical practice. More than ever, psychologists are called to understand diversity factors in order to provide appropriate and effective psychological services and also meet professional licensing requirements. Recognizing and supporting clients’ sociocultural identity and understanding the socioeconomic and political factors that impact their lives can be challenging for clinicians while also essential for effective service provision. This conference will address the overall importance of culturally informed practice, the impact of class disparities on access to mental health services, challenges for clinicians and clients, religion as cultural diversity, and culturally informed practice in integrated care settings. Attendees will also learn about Native American culture and history in relation to mental health, and develop skills to be more aware of and responsive to intersecting identities both in individual practice and within larger health care systems.