Efficacy in Work with Alaska's Indigenous Populations: Ethics, Culture and Best Practices

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday thru Friday, June 6 - 7, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (with one hour lunch on your own from Noon - 1:00 PM)
Day 1:
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 04:30 PM
Day 2:
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 04:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Face-To-Face
Location Name
Hilton Garden Inn
Address
4555 Union Square Drive
City
Anchorage
State / Province
AK
Zip / Postal Code
99503
Country
United States
Cost Range
To be determined

Host And Instructor

Host
Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Instructor
Dr. Melinda Garcia, Chichimeca, Ph.D., Leona Kokie Schick, Inupiaq, LCSW, and Sam Demientieff, Deg Xit’an Athabascan Elder

Credits

C.E. Credit for BH/SW: 14.00
Specialization: Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC) - Ethics (7 hours)
Live, interactive, counts as synchronous, face-to-face. Must attend all 14 hours for CE credit (no split credits).
C.E. Credit for BH/SW - Professional Counselors: 14.00
Specialization: Alaska Board of Professional Counselors - Ethics (7 hours)
Live, interactive, counts as synchronous, face-to-face. Must attend all 14 hours for CE credit (no split credits).
C.E. Credit for BH/SW - Social Work: 14.00 [pending]
Specialization: National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK) - Ethics (7 hours) + Cross Cultural: Alaska Native Specific (7 hours)
Application has been submitted to the NASW-Alaska Chapter and is pending for pre-approval of Social Work contact hours. Must attend all 14 hours for CE credit (no split credits).

Training Overview Description

Day 1 - Ethics focus: The purpose of ethics codes for mental health practitioners is to ensure professionalism, delivery of quality services, and appropriate respect and safety for clients. This training will use the Society of Indian Psychologists Commentary on the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics to illustrate the pitfalls of using Western based ethics with Indigenous populations. We will generate a range of ways to increase efficacy by working respectfully with Indigenous populations.

Day 2 - Cross Cultural: Alaska Native Specific focus: It is not unusual for practitioners in government funded agencies to be expected to use an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) that was developed in a context very different from their own. At best, this can be clumsy. At worst, it can be harmful. This training will provide participants with the knowledge they need to critically and accurately evaluate an EBP, provide and document cultural adaptations, and document the development of their own EBP.

Alcohol & Substance Abuse
Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia
Behavioral Health / Mental Health
Developmental Disabilities
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury
Licensed Professional Counselor
Psychologist
Social Worker
Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseler
Case Manager/Care Coordinator
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Attendant
Individual Support Worker
Patient Advocate
NP - Family Practice
NP - Pediatric
NP - Psychiatric
NP - Women's Health
Other Mid-Level Providers
Other Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant
Firefighter
Police Officer

Registration Information

Registration and additional information can be found here.