Enhancing CALD Cultural Competence

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new "Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) Cultural Competence in a Psychiatric Context" Training Programme" for clinicians who are interested to develop competencies for working with CALD clients in a mental health context.

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CALD cultural competency courses

eCALD offers a range of face-to-face and online courses for both caring for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds, as well as for working in culturally diverse workplaces. All courses focus on enhancing learners' cultural awareness, sensitivity, knowledge and practical skills.

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This resource ticks the boxes in best-practice online learning.

This resource ticks the boxes in best-practice online learning. It includes interactive activities, a range of presentation methods and self-test exercises. Cultural competency is a key area for NZ's health workforce, and the online format of the CALD tool makes this a potentially cost-effective and sustainable method of training around the country

Online Learner (Module 1 Culture and Cultural Competency)

It felt novel and different.

It [the online course'] felt novel and different from other online modules I have done. Interesting and engaging graphics and [the online content is] presented [in] different ways of learning.

Palliative care clinician

This is high quality learning

I like the online course interactive tools and the use of video and audio scenarios, it kept me engaged. This is high quality learning. I have learned to use the cultural assessment tool. The CALD assessment tool helps me to understand the client’s explanatory model so I can effectively communicate with them.

Online Learner (Module 9 Working in a Mental Health Context with CALD Clients)

Thoroughly designed online training course

This is a thoroughly designed training course for interpreters which covers a lot of practical issues that we have met during the practice. We may not need or have the opportunity to apply all the things we have learnt in this course in our practice, but with the awareness, it will make interpreters feel more of control of our job. It also gives us more confidence to do our job better, and our communications with the health practitioners [HPs] and patients will be smoother.

Interpreter (Module 201 Interpreting remotely in the healthcare setting)

A valuable learning tool

This is such a valuable learning tool. Helping one to have compassion but also giving practical tools of understanding for our practice.

e-Learner (Module 3 - Working with refugee patients)

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BRAND NEW!! "CALD Cultural Competency in a Psychiatric Context" Training Programme

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new training programme for clinicians who are interested to develop awareness, sensitivity and knowledge of cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD) factors when working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients in a psychiatric context. The programme provides a lot of case examples and vignettes, as well as opportunities to apply awareness, sensitivity and knowledge to develop skills in engagement, assessment, cultural formulation, treatment, and collaboration in practice. The programme syllabus is aligned closely with the Royal Australia & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) standard for addressing cultural competence with cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD). Check out what clinicians say about the modules. [News dated 12 July 2021].

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Our resources

We provide a range of supplementary resources in addition to the material covered in our courses for enhancing cultural competency. These include cross-cultural resources, translated information, CALD-related publications, screening tools in multiple languages, and a list of migrant and refugee services.

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