Mental health providers need to be culturally proficient in order to adapt to a variety of client backgrounds and cultural identities—essential components of keeping clients in therapy and working with them effectively. Unlike many other trainings on cultural competency, this workshop focuses on providers' unconscious bias, which is influenced by both innate tendencies and internalized beliefs about race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic status, among other cultural facets —no matter what the providers' good intentions, education level, or political beliefs. This session will help providers understand and confront many of their (and their clients') biases, as well as learn how to continue to develop their cultural proficiency in the future.
Victoria Herzog is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, clinical supervisor, trainer, and consultant who specializes in working with teens, families, couples, and adults in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In addition to private practice in Novato and San Rafael, she has worked for many years in community agencies, schools, and a reproductive clinic for teens and young adults. As an immigrant with a multicultural background, she is committed to providing Culturally Inclusive Therapy and is comfortable working with a variety of cultural facets including sexual orientation, gender identity, acculturation gaps, socioeconomic challenges, religious and racial/ethnic minorities and unconscious bias.
Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the Director at Large for Programs no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.
Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the Director at Large for Programs, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.
Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Director at Large for Programs.
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.
This workshop qualifies to receive 3 CEUs for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to provide CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Contact Laurie Buntain, Director-at-Large for Programs for more information.
Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065
(415) 459 3484 www.marincamft.org
Marin CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs