The module offers some background information on cultural concepts and constructs integral to interacting with CALD clients and their families which may impact or underlie clinical presentations. Although some of these constructs will be familiar to you, they nuance clinical practice in indistinct ways; we hope you will re-visit them with fresh eyes and enjoy the opportunity to deepen your therapeutic engagements with your CALD clients.
Depending on your level of understanding of the principles of cultural competency, you may or may not need to take this module. We have created a short quiz for you to self assess if you need to take this module. We strongly recommend answering the short quiz before enrolling.
The following key topics are covered:
If you complete all the topics in this module, you should be able to:
This training programme includes 3 other modules
The training programme is designed to:
This programme is recommended for clinicians working with CALD clients in the field of psychiatry and psychology in the New Zealand health system.
This module is available as a self guided 2.5 hour online course.
Broad scope, good Introduction of general concepts relevant and the quiz revision provided a consolidation of information.
This was an easy course in the sense that it was a pleasure to participate in. The variety of work, with the mix of reading, viewing, and interactive exercises, kept me engaged. It is well-written, thoughtful, and I feel I have gained skills and knowledge which will improve and benefit my practice as a mental health nurse on the Crisis team. I like the encouragement to acknowledge one’s own biases – I think this is essential in terms of empathy (for one’s self as well) and accuracy.
Mental health nurse
It’s well-structured and presented. Relevant and applicable. Great to see ‘health’-related examples which makes it easier to apply the knowledge to our setting
I think the training is excellent and totally fine for psychologists.