Cultural Responsiveness is now an accepted term used by the Psychology Board of Australia describing the required competencies expected of all psychologists and is now a feature of the National Examination.
During this 3.5 hour workshop you will learn the importance of working within an environment that is culturally safe for Indigenous clients and explore the meaning and importance of reflexivity within mental health practice. A model of Social and Emotional Wellbeing and the need for a holistic approach will be discussed.
Our presenter, Peter Smith will also be sharing what his current research on cultural responsiveness has revealed about ourselves as mental health practitioners working with Indigenous clients and what we need to do better.
• Session One – Introductions, Acknowledgement of Country, what are people’s expectations.
• Session Two – Cultural Responsiveness, a new model for working with Indigenous clients.
• Session Three – Local Profile; what are the mental health challenges for Indigenous Australians
• Session Four – Social and Emotional Wellbeing; what it means for Indigenous Australians.
• Session Five – Assessment Instruments and Programs.
• Workshop wrap up, including an opportunity for questions and comments.
• There is a short break mid video