Tag Archives: cultural competence

Improving Cultural Competence – NCBI Bookshelf

Improving Cultural Competence – NCBI Bookshelf Excerpt The development of culturally-responsive clinical skills is vital to the effectiveness of behavioral health services. According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), cultural competence “refers to the ability to honor and respect the beliefs, languages, interpersonal styles, and behaviors of individuals and families receiving services, […]

Joseph P. Gone on Cultural Competence

https://vimeo.com/98659677 “We are all embedded in cultural processes and practices… we have a lot of assumptions and orientations that are cultural themselves these are not always shared with the people we work with.” Joseph P. Gone, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan in […]

New Cultural Competence Guidelines for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Diversity and Culture Committee has developed practice parameters for cultural competence in child and adolescent psychiatric practice. The guidelines are based on an extensive literature review and expert consensus and include the following principles: Clinicians should identify and address barriers (economic, geographic, insurance, cultural beliefs, stigma, […]

Dr. Jaswant Guzder: Culture and working with families

VIDEO “The whole trajectory of development is shaped by cultural expectations” Dr. Jaswant Guzder, head of Child Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital discusses the influence of culture in her work with families. In her practice, she often encounters children and parents negotiating between two cultures, a Western one which often emphasizes individualism and the […]