Intercultural Effectiveness Credential

Intercultural Effectiveness Credentials

Credential 1

Cultural Foundations

The Cultural Foundations Credential (CFC) is a multidimensional learning process through which participants gain the foundational skills, awareness, and practice required for effective intercultural interactions.

The principles of cultural humility, intersectionality, antiracism, and social justice inform each aspect of the program and provide structure for this holistic process designed to spark transformational change. The CFC includes 6 modules in which participants work towards these primary learning goals:

  1. Develop enhanced personal and interpersonal cultural awareness.
  2. Utilize mindfulness and somatic-based strategies for increased emotional capacity and distress tolerance necessary for working with racial issues.
  3. Identify and practice the core skills, behaviors, and self-care that lead to effective intercultural interactions.

Participants are grouped into cohorts, through which they gain

(a) Cross-cultural exposure,
(b) Opportunities for live intercultural opportunities to practice skills
(c) Peer-based support and feedback.

The CFC takes a gracious and empowering approach to learning and provides participants with a safe space to learn, fail, and grow as a community.

Pricing

Price: $500
Minimum no. of participants: 20

Prework: CQ Cultural Intelligence and Cultural Values Assessment. This assessment identifies participants’ strengths and developmental opportunities for functioning in multicultural settings. It provides an analysis of participants’ CQ Drive, CQ Knowledge, CQ Strategy, and CQ Action. It maps 10 Cultural Values and provides a Development & Action Plan for participant use throughout the series.

 

This introductory-level workshop provides an overview of core frameworks that are the foundation for effective intercultural interactions. Participants consider how the concepts of cultural humility, intersectionality, antiracism, and social justice provide an ethical basis for engaging social and culturally diverse communities. Additionally, participants explore mindfulness and somatic-based practices to assist with the self-care and emotional regulation essential for working with issues related to race and racism. Finally, the course introduces the concept of racial intelligence, explaining how personal awareness of race making and interpersonal skillsets form the basis of effective interactions with socially and culturally diverse communities.

 

Postwork: Self-Care Action Plan; CQ Development and Action Plan

Optional Prework: California Brief Multicultural Competence Scale
This introductory-level workshop explores READY™, a 5-step action plan for effectively and ethically managing issues related to race and racism. Utilizing this framework, participants learn how to:

 

(1) Recognize the racial context of any situation
(2) Engage in emotional regulation strategies that enable them to respond and not react
(3) Choose culturally responsive actions appropriate to the situation
(4) Determine if a cultural rupture has occurred and how to repair it
(5) Identify next steps for learning, advocacy, and activism.

 

Participants practice applying these steps and engaging in culturally responsive skills and behaviors via simulations of racialized interactions.


Required Postwork: Complete Module 2 Self-Care Log and Structured Journal Entry, Revise Development and Action Plan

Prework: ADDRESSING Identities Self-Assessment

 

In this intermediate-level workshop, participants utilize an intersectional and social justice approach to identifying and articulating their own social and cultural identities. Participants craft personal narratives of racial identity that incorporate their ancestral histories as well as their contemporary experiences. Participants then incorporate the READY action plan to guide their sharing of their narratives of identity with each other. This process provides participants with enhanced awareness of their social identities, practice communicating these identities to others, and opportunities to engage in culturally responsive skills during these interactions to manage the potential for cultural ruptures. Through group discussions, participants explore feelings and emotions that arise with the sharing of identities. They also consider the ethical implications of implementing identity into one’s clinical practice.

 

Required Postwork: Complete Module 3 Self-Care Log and Structured Journal Entry

This intermediate-level workshop provides context for the exploration of contemporary racism. It begins with a discussion of

(1) White privilege and fragility

(2) Black rage, resilience, and agency

(3) The distinctive characteristics of racism beyond the black/white binary experienced by Asian Americans, the Latinx community, and Indigenous groups.

 

Participants review strategies for self-care and the READY framework to ground their exploration of their experiences of racism. Utilizing portions of the UNRESTS Trauma and Discrimination Interview, participants then identify, share and respond to each other’s narratives of exposure to racism.

 

Required Postwork: Complete Module 4 Self-Care Log and Structured Journal Entry; Revise Development and Action Plan

Optional Prework: Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale

 

This intermediate-level workshop takes an in-depth look at the role of antiracism and allyship in effective intercultural interactions. It begins with a review of the concepts of antiracism and allyship and considers how these concepts fit into the READY 5-Step Culturally Responsive Action plan. This workshop provides extensive opportunities for participants to identify and practice antiracism and allyship behaviors and communication strategies via the Interpersonal Racial and Allyship Scale and behavioral simulations with corresponding debriefs. Moreover, participants identify and articulate distinct options for antiracism and allyship in light of their unique racial and cultural identities.

 

Required Postwork: Complete Module 5 Self-Care Log and Structured Journal Entry

The advanced-level workshop represents a culmination experience in which participants support each other in integrating and utilizing the skills that have been learned in previous modules and activities to address cultural ruptures. This workshop reviews the concepts of cultural humility, the READY™ 5 Step Culturally Responsive Action Plan, and strategies for emotional regulation. Participants then engage in experiential exercises and simulations in which they explore cultural ruptures, identify ways to address them, practice addressing them and receive feedback regarding their interactions.

 

Participants retake the CQ Cultural Intelligence Assessment to identify their progress in developing intercultural skills. They also review their Development Action Plan and make final revisions. Participants engage in an experiential exercise to synthesize their experience and collaboratively identify continued growth and accountability opportunities.

Cultural Foundations Deliverables

Credential

  • 6 Live CEU Workshops
  • 12 hours of Continuing Education Units
  • Cultural Foundations Workbook for each participant
  • Pre and Post-CQ Cultural Intelligence and Cultural Values Assessment
  • ADDRESSING Identities Self-Assessment

Additional Support Options

  • Moderated Group Discussion Board
  • Antiracism Reading Group
  • Antiracism Clinical Consultation Group
  • POC Resiliency Group
  • White Allyship Accountability Group

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Mind-Body Healing for Racial Stress and Trauma

This workshop examines the definition of racism, explores the concept of white-body supremacy, and considers the physical impact of racial ideologies. In particular, it explores how racial conditioning and racial trauma have impacted American racial bodies. Additionally, it considers how race and racism are experienced and transferred physically and emotionally through the body.
This workshop also defines racial trauma and identifies how traumatic retentions impact individuals and racial groups. Participants practice mindful activities that help mitigate racial trauma and disperse traumatic retentions. These mindful activities will teach participants strategies to still the hyperaroused body, decrease racial distress, help connect racialized bodies, and help heal traumatic responses.

Antiracism Consultation Group 2

This consultation group provides an opportunity for clinicians to consider how issues of racial conditioning, racial distress, and racial trauma may be impacting current cases. There will be an opportunity for 2 case presentations utilizing a structured format. In addition, clinicians will consider which mindfulness and somatic healing tools may help with these cases, as well as other clinical considerations.

Enhancing Racial Emotional Intelligence and Awareness Through Mindful Practice

This workshop considers how mindfulness can support antiracist work and help participants engage race and racism in their clinical practice. We will explore triggering aspects of race and strategies for remaining present amid these challenges. This interactive workshop allows participants to practice meditative practices that (1) enhance racial emotional intelligence, (2) develop racial awareness, and (3) help clinicians manage racial distress. The workshop also considers the role of self-compassion and self-care to help clinicians develop a holistic approach to manage the intensity of working with race.

Antiracism Consultation Group 1

This consultation group will focus on cases in which clinicians are engaging triggering aspects of race, either themselves or with a client. There will be an opportunity for 2 case presentations utilizing a structured format. Clinicians will consider which mindfulness tools may help manage these cases, as well as other clinical considerations.

Culturally Responsive Counseling in Schools: A Social Justice Approach

This intermediate-level workshop is designed for counseling programs that provide services within the K-12 setting. The workshop begins with a review of bias and how a growth mindset offers a foundational approach for disrupting bias. It then moves into the concept of social justice and considers how it is at the center of a culturally responsive approach to school counseling. Next, it explores a social justice approach that looks at the similarities and differences of equality and equity in the school setting. Moving into treatment planning, clinicians will consider the role of advocacy, empowerment, consultation, and activism in addressing issues related to race. Finally, clinicians will engage in interactive simulations of intensive cross-cultural counseling issues that might occur in the district. Clinicians will be supported in devising interventions and utilizing mindfulness strategies to manage strong feelings.

Race Talk: Strategies for Effective Discussions around Race and Racism

Talking about race, racism and other issues related to cultural identities often causes people to feel anxious. This intermediate-level workshop identifies how “race talk” can be triggering and helps participants consider their capacities for these conversations. Participants explore their own race stories and explore how it feels to communicate these narratives. This workshop teaches participants how to better “read race” during any interpersonal interaction, address racial issues at the moment, and manage intense emotional feelings that arise during these moments. Participants learn mindful strategies for decreasing strong personal reactions, including empathy, self-compassion, mindful listening, and mindful meditative exercises. Importantly, this workshop also provides tools for keeping racial discussions safe and gracious, yet effective ways to engage an individual who says something that is racially offensive.

Culturally Responsive Counseling: Addressing Cultural Biases that Influence Clinical Practice

This beginner-level workshop begins with an informative overview of key concepts in antiracist clinical practice, including definitions of race, prejudice, discrimination, racism, and antiracism. It also explores the similarities and differences between the following concepts:
This workshop assists clinicians in identifying vocabulary for their approach to working with socially and culturally diverse clients. In addition, participants consider the ethical responsibilities of therapists concerning race, racism, and social justice. Clinicians engage in critical self-exploration, in which they explore their own biases as therapists. Finally, participants identify the racial issues they are most comfortable addressing as therapists and the topics about which they remain silent.

Culturally Responsive Self-Awareness: Mapping Cultural and Social Identities

This beginner-level workshop builds cultural awareness, one of the core competencies of culturally responsive counseling. It explains the concept of intersectionality and its applicability as a framework for engaging an individual’s diverse social and cultural identities. This interactive workshop invites participants to explore their intersecting identities and map their shifting locations as part of marginalized and privileged communities. Participants are encouraged to apply their reflections to their clinical practice by considering how their lived identities impact their clinical decisions and clients. Finally, participants are supported in identifying tangible ways to establish and maintain professional practices that build their cultural awareness.

Mind-Body Healing for Racial Stress andTrauma

This workshop examines the definition of racism, explores the concept of white-body supremacy, and considers the physical impact of racial ideologies. In particular, it explores how racial conditioning and racial trauma have impacted American racial bodies. Additionally, it considers how race and racism are experienced and transferred physically and emotionally through the body.
This workshop also defines racial trauma and identifies how traumatic retentions impact individuals and racial groups. Participants practice mindful activities that help mitigate racial trauma and disperse traumatic retentions. These mindful activities will teach participants strategies to still the hyperaroused body, decrease racial distress, help connect racialized bodies, and help heal traumatic responses.

Antiracism Consultation Group 2

This consultation group provides an opportunity for clinicians to consider how issues of racial conditioning, racial distress, and racial trauma may be impacting current cases. There will be an opportunity for 2 case presentations utilizing a structured format. In addition, clinicians will consider which mindfulness and somatic healing tools may help with these cases, as well as other clinical considerations.

Enhancing Racial Emotional Intelligence and Awareness Through Mindful Practice

This workshop considers how mindfulness can support antiracist work and help participants engage race and racism in their clinical practice. We will explore triggering aspects of race and strategies for remaining present amid these challenges. This interactive workshop allows participants to practice meditative practices that (1) enhance racial emotional intelligence, (2) develop racial awareness, and (3) help clinicians manage racial distress. The workshop also considers the role of self-compassion and self-care to help clinicians develop a holistic approach to manage the intensity of working with race.

Antiracism Consultation Group 1

This consultation group will focus on cases in which clinicians are engaging triggering aspects of race, either themselves or with a client. There will be an opportunity for 2 case presentations utilizing a structured format. Clinicians will consider which mindfulness tools may help manage these cases, as well as other clinical considerations.

Culturally Responsive Counseling in Schools: A Social Justice Approach

This intermediate-level workshop is designed for counseling programs that provide services within the K-12 setting. The workshop begins with a review of bias and how a growth mindset offers a foundational approach for disrupting bias. It then moves into the concept of social justice and considers how it is at the center of a culturally responsive approach to school counseling. Next, it explores a social justice approach that looks at the similarities and differences of equality and equity in the school setting. Moving into treatment planning, clinicians will consider the role of advocacy, empowerment, consultation, and activism in addressing issues related to race. Finally, clinicians will engage in interactive simulations of intensive cross-cultural counseling issues that might occur in the district. Clinicians will be supported in devising interventions and utilizing mindfulness strategies to manage strong feelings.

Race Talk: Strategies for Effective Discussions around Race and Racism

Talking about race, racism and other issues related to cultural identities often causes people to feel anxious. This intermediate-level workshop identifies how “race talk” can be triggering and helps participants consider their capacities for these conversations. Participants explore their own race stories and explore how it feels to communicate these narratives. This workshop teaches participants how to better “read race” during any interpersonal interaction, address racial issues at the moment, and manage intense emotional feelings that arise during these moments. Participants learn mindful strategies for decreasing strong personal reactions, including empathy, self-compassion, mindful listening, and mindful meditative exercises. Importantly, this workshop also provides tools for keeping racial discussions safe and gracious, yet effective ways to engage an individual who says something that is racially offensive.

Culturally Responsive Counseling: Addressing Cultural Biases that Influence Clinical Practice

This beginner-level workshop begins with an informative overview of key concepts in antiracist clinical practice, including definitions of race, prejudice, discrimination, racism, and antiracism. It also explores the similarities and differences between (1) Cultural Competence, (2) Cultural Humility and (3) Culturally Responsive.

Additionally, this workshop assists clinicians in identifying vocabulary for their approach to working with socially and culturally diverse clients. In addition, participants consider the ethical responsibilities of therapists concerning race, racism, and social justice. Clinicians engage in critical self-exploration, in which they explore their own biases as therapists. Finally, participants identify the racial issues they are most comfortable addressing as therapists and the topics about which they remain silent.

Culturally Responsive Self-Awareness: Mapping Cultural and Social Identities

This introductory-level workshop builds cultural awareness, one of the core competencies of culturally responsive counseling. This workshop defines key concepts related to cultural awareness including, intersectionality, privilege, marginalization, social identity, and power. This interactive workshop invites participants to explore their intersecting identities utilizing Pamela Hays’ ADDRESSING model and then map their shifting locations as part of marginalized and privileged communities. The workshop then considers the practice of personal disclosure of identity as part of psychological practice, and ethical considerations. Finally, tangible ways to establish and maintain professional practices that build their cultural awareness are offered for life-long learning and professional development.