County of Marin Health and Human Services

Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision

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Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision

Date:                          Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Time:                         9:00 am – 1:00 pm (One 10 minute break, doors open at 8:30am)
Location:                   Marin County Office of Education
                                  1111 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael, CA 94903
Cost:                          FREE

Level of Instruction:        Introductory

Target Audience:             BHRS staff, contract agency partner staff, consumers/family members and community partners

Description: This four (4) hour workshop is designed to introduce counselors, therapists and medical personnel to the rapidly changing demographics of our society make it virtually mandatory for supervisors and clinicians to develop effective strategies for attending to issues of diversity throughout all domains of the clinical process. Even when the desire and commitment to be more culturally attuned are clear, possessing the “know how” to achieve such a lofty and often-difficult undertaking leaves many supervisors in a quandary. This session will provide an overview of the core principles of culturally sensitive supervision and provide participants with strategies for integrating race and other dimensions of diversity into the supervisory process. Special attention will be devoted to an exploration of relevant Self of the Supervisor issues that may facilitate and/or impede the process of supervision.

Instructor:  Dr. Kenneth Hardy - Dr. Hardy is an internationally recognized clinician, author, and Trainer. He is also the Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City where he maintains a private practice specializing in working with traumatized and oppressed populations.

  1. Course Objectives: Attendees will be able to:
  2. Describe and apply the core principles that define culturally competent supervision;
  3. Utilize effective strategies to address toxic culturally-based messages that impact therapy and supervision;
  4. Analyze culturally-based Self of the Therapist/Supervisor issues that can impede and/or facilitate one’s ability to effectively navigate issues of race in therapy and supervision.

Continuing Education Credits:

  • Registered Participants will receive four (4) CEs.  To receive CEs participants must attend the entire training. No partial CEs will be offered.
  • BHRS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. BHRS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • BHRS is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (#128543) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. BHRS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for four (4) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Marin County Health & Human Services (H&HS) is a California Board of Registered Nursing continuing education provider (#4075).
  • Marin County BHRS is a California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Continuing Education Provider (#4S-17-271-0819).
  • A certificate of completion will be awarded after the course for eligible licensed providers. If you have a grievance or concern regarding training/course, please contact: Cesar Lagleva, LCSW-Program Administrator at 415-473-2662 or

To Register:

  1. Below are the registration fields. These fields disappear when the training is full.

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  3. You can be added to the wait list by clicking on the wait list button below.

If you have any questions, email your request to Gustavo Goncalves at Enrollment for this course will close when the training reaches its maximum participant capacity. Enrollment is on first come, first serve basis.

Healthcare professionals who want to earn Continuing Education (CE) Hours for attendance should: include their full name, agency name, contact information, and the type of license/credential and license number for which CEs are requested.  E.g.:  Mary Smith, LCSW, #1234.

 All public meetings and events sponsored or conducted by the County of Marin are held in accessible sites.  Requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-4381(Voice)/(415) 473-3232 (TTY) or by email at at least four work days in advance of the event. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon written request.

Thank you for your interest in our trainings, we hope to see you there!

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