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.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
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: