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Multicultural Competence in Mental Health

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Multicultural Competence in Mental Health is presented by Dr. Amy L. Reynolds on August 15, 2018.

During the past forty years, multicultural competence and training has become an important focus in the preparation of mental health professionals. Multicultural competence includes the awareness, knowledge, and skills identified as critical to becoming multiculturally competent practitioners. This workshop will share information and research on the essential multicultural competencies for mental health care professionals and time will be spent in small group work and skills practice to explore how participants can work more effectively with clients/patients who are culturally different than themselves.

Program Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define multicultural competence including multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills
  • Describe specific multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills essential to being an effective and multiculturally competent mental health professional
  • Self-assess own level of multicultural competence (awareness, knowledge, and skills)
  • Identify personal and professional goals and needs in order to become more multiculturally competent

 


Multicultural Competence in the Mental Health Field
  • When: August 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location:  Madonna Hall, Madonna Lounge
  • Cost: Free
  • Credits: 3 live in-person contact hours
  • Notes: Seating is limited to 30 participants.

CEUs Available

NYSED Social Workers: Offered in collaboration with the UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001.   3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NYSED Mental Health Counselors: Offered in collaboration with the UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NYSED Marriage and Family Therapists: Offered in collaboration with the UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved.

About the Presenter

Dr. Amy L. Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo. She is also the Director of Training for the combined doctoral program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology. Dr. Reynolds received her masters in student personnel work and her doctorate in counseling psychology from Ohio State University and has been working in higher education as both a staff psychologist and professor for 25 years. Her work as a scholar, teacher, and consultant focuses on multicultural competence in counseling and student affairs as well as college student mental health issues. She has published over 45 journal articles and book chapters and made over 40 presentations at regional or national conferences. She has coauthored two books on multicultural issues in higher education with colleagues, Dr. Raechele L. Pope and Dr. John Mueller: Creating Multicultural Change on Campus (2014) and Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs (2004). She also wrote Helping college students: Developing essential skills for student affairs practice (2008), which focuses on increasing the ability of student affairs practitioners to use helping skills with college students. In recognition of her contribution to the fields of counseling psychology and student affairs, she was named a Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) in 2014 and a Diamond Honoree of the ACPA-College Student Educators International in 2017.

Dr. Amy Reynolds
Train with Dr. Amy L. Reynolds on August 15, 2018 as she explores multicultural competence in mental health.

Questions?

For more information, please contact Molly Flynn at 716-829-8313 or email flynnm@dyc.edu.

Do you need special accommodations?

If you require special accommodations or information on accessible entrances and pathways, please call 716-829-8338.


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