This module aims to provide an understanding of cross-cultural issues in clinical practice as well as strategies for engaging, screening, assessing and diagnosing when working with CALD clients in a psychiatric context.
It provides knowledge for recognising the differing expressions of distress and explanations of illness; strategies to engage with CALD clients and their families; considerations when using screening tools and conducting a Mental Status Examination; a cultural assessment tool and guidance on how to develop a cultural formulation.
The following key topics are covered:
At the end of the 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 4 hour online course.
There was a lot to digest in this module. It was interesting and I realised how easy it can be in a busy day to forget important issues like acknowledging one’s own biases (conscious and unconscious) and smaller issues (like taking a bit of extra time to ensure you have done everything you can to make people comfortable with you to facilitate engagement). Expression of distress – an eye-opener; Somatisation – fascinating; Personality Disorders – very interesting. It is thought-provoking, with a lot of material to cover, it would require some revision over time to really get to grips with the concepts and integrate the tools and knowledge easily into one's practice.
Mental health nurse
The training is excellent and useful for psychologists.
Love the graphics! I thought the content was interesting and well researched.
I find this course very helpful. I like the wideness and depth of the knowledge. The vignettes are very practical and useful
This module is very applicable to psychiatrists and registrars. I think this will be a great learning for them.