About This Course

This course delves into the exploration of key questions surrounding social and cultural diversity, substance use, and mental health. It aims to clarify the impact of culture and cultural practices on substance use disorders and mental health issues. Additionally, the course addresses how culture influences attitudes and approaches in preventing and treating substance use disorders, as well as mental and behavioral health disorders. While specific cultural groups will be discussed, the course places significant importance on introducing general concepts of multicultural practice, cultural sensitivity, cultural humility, and cultural attunement in therapeutic settings. A strong focus throughout the course is on examining the clinician's own cultural worldview and enhancing their understanding of other cultural perspectives and life experiences.

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