Developing Cultural Humility in Psychotherapy Practice (3 CE’s)

Presented by Laura S. Brown Ph.D.

October 5th,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level


Course Description and Target Audience

This course is to introduce the model of mindful self-awareness to develop cultural humility and capacities. Content is aligned with the evidence based psychotherapy relationship variables and stages of change models.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how a mindful awareness of one’s own bias and privilege improves cultural competence
  • Differentiate between algorithm-based models and models deriving from clinician self-reflexivity with regard to cultural competence
  • Demonstrate understanding of aversive bias and privilege as components of typical clinician behavior
  • Explain why a cultural competence paradigm is applicable with all clients in all contexts

Presenter Information

Laura Brown, Ph.D., received a B.A cum laude in 1972 from Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1977. She completed a predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at the Seattle Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Dr. Brown has served on the faculties of Southern Illinois University, the University of Washington, and the Washington School of Professional Psychology, and has taught and lectured through the U.S., Canada, Europe, Taiwan and Israel. Her scholarly interests focus on feminist therapy theory, trauma treatment, lesbian and gay issues, assessment and diagnosis, ethics and standards of care in psychotherapy, and cultural competence. Dr. Brown has thirty years of professional writing on this topic, has done many presentations, written a book on cultural competence in trauma treatment published by APA, and is teaching workshops on this topic internationally.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at the HealthPoint Administration Office 955 Powell Avenue SW, Renton, Washington 98057

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.