Online Training: Cultural Humility in Correctional Assessment and Treatment

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Length of Training: Four Hours
4 CE Credit Hours
Cost of Training: 

Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

Sociocultural factors in the assessment and treatment of individuals who sexually offend are important to examine. Awareness of implicit biases and the cultural competence of the therapist are essential in ethical treatment. Cultural humility is the ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are more important to the client. Participants will become informed of cultural considerations in the assessment and treatment. This workshop will assist participants in identifying cultural factors (i.e., racial/ethnicity, language, religion, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability) during assessment to better inform treatment and risk management recommendations.

Topics to be discussed:
1) Introduction, background information, and overview of terminology
2) Implicit biases that prevent acquisition of knowledge on becoming a culturally humble professional.
3) Sociocultural factors influencing individuals who commit sexual and other violent crimes.
4) Diversity considerations in assessment and treatment processes
5) Considerations in the use of risk assessment methodology with diverse populations.
6) Considerations in the use of risk assessment methodology with diverse populations.
7) How culture affects the context of assessment and treatment and the settings in which they occur
8) Identifying common racial micro-aggressions
9) Planning for professional development in cultural humility

As a result of attending this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Identify therapist implicit biases and demonstrate knowledge on how to become a culturally humble professional. 
2) Identify broad sociocultural (i.e., racial/ethnic, language, religion, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability) factors that influence individuals who have committed sexual offenses.
3) Describe how cultural differences affect attitudes and beliefs about sexually inappropriate behavior.
4) Describe important diversity considerations for assessment and treatment.
5) Explain the utility of psychological and risk assessment methods with a diverse patient population.
6) Describe and discuss important cultural factors for treatment and management.
7) Identify common micro-aggressions in correctional settings.
8) Identify elements of a professional development plan for cultural humility.

Four Hours of Training

The training session runs for four hours. The charge is $120. In order to receive a CE credit certificate after watching the training, you must complete and submit the quiz below. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee. All registrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion for 4 CE credit hours.

Training registration fees are non-refundable.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Cultural Humility in Correctional Assessment and Treatment, Course #5113, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continuing Excellence LLC as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 08/01/2023 – 08/01/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 4 clinical continuing education credits.

Apryl A. Alexander, PsyD.
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and the Denver Forensic Institute for Research, Service, and Training (Denver FIRST)

Apryl Alexander received a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and M.S. from Radford University. She also received her M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology with concentrations in forensic psychology and child and family therapy. Dr. Alexander completed her pre-doctoral internship at Patton State Hospital, the largest forensic psychiatric hospital in the country. She also completed her post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at Minnesota State Operated Forensic Services (MSOFS) conducting competency to stand trial, competency to proceed, and criminal responsibility evaluations, as well as violence and sexual violence risk assessments. Currently, Dr. Alexander is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and the Denver Forensic Institute for Research, Service, and Training (Denver FIRST). Her research interests are focused in the areas of violence, victimization, and forensic assessment.

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have experienced complex trauma as well as people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level
Intermediate to Advanced

Special Accommodations Statement
Safer Society and Continuing Excellence are dedicated to meeting the needs of all attendees. Attendees will be provided with copies of the presenters’ materials (PowerPoint slides, images, etc.) for their own reference. Please note that closed-captioning will be available for this video. If/when further accommodations are necessary, we will make every effort to suit participants’ needs.

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