DPA - Delaware Psychological Association

CE Workshop - Awareness, Identification & Management of Culture-based Countertransference

  • June 01, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803


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is pleased to announce...

June 1, 2018 at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont

Presented by Dr. Dana Crawford

Please see the Workshop Brochure for more details!

6 Continuing Education Credits (1 of which is an Ethics Credit)


  • Are you tired of the same old multi-cultural training style?
  • Do you have a systematic way of identifying your personal biases?
  • What do you do when your patient uses racial slurs? Homophobic statements? Sexist language?
  • What do you do if your colleague or co-worker uses language that you find offensive?
  • How do you manage your personal values and beliefs in a highly politically charged culture?
  • How do you navigate issues of culture and bias in supervision?

Even for the most seasoned, well-intentioned practitioner, cultural factors (i.e., political views, gender identity, nationality, etc.) are likely to elicit reactivity. Culture is fluid and is constantly changing; therefore we as practitioners need a systematic approach to mitigating our biases and identifying our blind spots.  In other words, a sophisticated, concise, and action-oriented approach to cultural competency is vital.  This training is geared toward practitioners who strive to provide optimal and meaningful care to patients.  This training moves beyond traditional cultural competency approaches by providing a concrete, easy to access approach to identifying and managing cultural reactivity while working in a fast-paced setting. 


Dr. Dana E. Crawford is a pediatric and clinical psychologist. She is currently the Director of Professional Development for the Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program and the Director of Trauma-Informed Care Program at Montefiore Medical Group.  Dr. Crawford is also a Clinical Instructor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Finally, she has a private practice in Manhattan, New York.   Her areas of clinical expertise include trauma, somatic symptoms, disruptive behaviors, and anxiety.  Her research focuses on trauma, culture competency and the development of culturally relevant interventions.  She has certifications in medical hypnosis and biofeedback.  She has treated patients with high incidences of trauma in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.  She has received a plethora of awards for her work on trauma and culture-informed treatments and has appeared on local, national, and international media platforms.  Dr. Crawford is a graduate of Howard, Temple, and Miami Universities and has degrees in the areas of nursing, counseling, African-American studies, psychology, and the arts.  Finally, she completed her pediatric psychology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, a two –year clinical fellowship with the United States Department of Defense, and a two-year fellowship with the Center for Early Connections at Tulane University. 


At the completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

1. Articulate the role of prejudice, bias, and racism in providing clinical care
2. Describe the 5 components of the culture-based countertransference model
3. Identify personal reactivity responses based on specific cultural trigger
4. Explain how the affective, behavioral, and cognitive space is adjusted when experiencing culture-based countertransference reactivity
5. Employ a 5 step systematic approach to identifying and managing culture-based reactivity
6. Identify the role of cultural bias in clinical formation and ethical standards for culturally competent practice  
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