CALD 9 - Working in a Mental Health Context with CALD Clients
CALD 9 is an advanced course and is more specialised and comprehensive than other CALD courses. It will take 5 hours for learners to complete the CALD online course and we suggest that if you are selecting the CALD 9 e-learning option, you will need to pace yourself so that you can reflect on the information learned.
If you have completed CALD 5 we highly recommend you to take up the CALD 9 course as well. CALD 9 will further expand your cultural competencies by building an understanding of CALD clients’ beliefs and explanations around mental health, and of the impact these may have on the acceptance of treatment and interventions.
- 7 hours (CME/CNE/MOPS accredited) for classroom / face-to-face training
- 5 hours (CME/CNE/MOPS accredited) for online self-paced, self-reflective, interactive learning
This course is intended for anyone working in a mental health context in primary care, secondary care or mental health services and who is currently working with or anticipating working with CALD clients with mental health issues.
The aim of this course is to develop your skills to enhance collaborative interventions with your client and their family and gain better treatment compliance.
- Gain awareness of the challenges in multicultural assessment and diagnosis in mental health
- Become aware of how cultural values interact with Western psychological and psychiatric values
- Gain an overview of how different cultures express distress
- Develop skills in multicultural clinical assessment
- Develop skills in collaborating on treatment plans with clients with different belief systems and practices in mental health
On completing this course you will be able to understand the challenges of cross-cultural assessment and mental health diagnosis. You will have developed new skills to enable you to better understand your clients and improve your rapport by understanding their mental health beliefs and practices, cultural behaviours and expectations.
I have gained awareness about the need for openness and seeking out pt and families explanatory models, collaborating and adapting to assessment and treatment to incorporate client’s ethno-cultural identifies
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.
I have gained an understanding working with CALD clients in mental health and I have learned to be more sensitive to improve cultural understanding and gain communication skills. After this course I will ensure I will improve my interactions by listening and clarifying with clients for more understanding
I can now make conscious efforts to develop rapport with CALD clients throughout the consultation process before, during and after consultation to improve collaborative therapeutic outcomes
I do not work within a mental health context, and a lot of the information was new to me, I have found it very interesting, but aspects of the course I have found valuable and transferable to general health settings
The course was relevant to clinical practice. The content was well planned and the flow was good. I like the use of the same case for discussions throughout the course
Highly recommended supplementary HTML Online Resources can be accessed via the eCALD® account:
- Ayurvedic Medicine [Video] - Pre-requisites CALD 1 and 2
- Working with Religious Diversity [Supplement] - Pre-requisite CALD 1
- Working with CALD Families - Disability Awareness [Supplement] - Pre-requisites CALD 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8
- Working with Asian Mental Health Clients [Supplement] - Pre-requisite CALD 1
- Working with Middle Eastern and African Mental Health Clients [Supplement] - Pre-requisite CALD 1
- CALD Family Violence Resource for Health Practitioners Working with Asian, Middle Eastern and African clients [Supplement] - Pre-requisite CALD 1
- CALD Older People Resource for Health Providers Working with Asian, Middle Eastern and African older people [Supplement] - Pre-requisite CALD 1
- Maternal Health for CALD Women Resource for Health Providers Working with Asian, Middle Eastern and African women [Supplement] - Pre-requisite CALD 1
Other highly recommended PDF downloadable supplementary resources are available under the Cross-Cultural Resources section: