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Shifting Cultural Lenses in Clinical Practice – Steven Lopez, PhD

Friday, September 10, 2021 · 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Visiting Professor Lecture Series | Online event

Presented by Steven Lopez, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California

In contrast to a group-based approach to cultural competence, I will present a model of cultural competence that encourages clinicians to consider one’s patient’s social world and individual experience. In addition, I will identify clinician’s behaviors that reflect our model which we refer to as Shifting Cultural Lenses. I will illustrate key aspects of the model with a case of a young Latinx boy with autism spectrum disorder.

Learning Objectives:

Critically examine the role of culture in clinical cases.

Apply the key principles of the Shifting Cultural Lenses in carrying out clinical assessments and interventions.

Identify the clinician’s behavioral indicators that reflect the Shifting Cultural Lenses Model of cultural competence

About the Visiting Professor Lecture Series:

The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. All events are open to the public. This year, all lectures will be hosted virtually over GoToWebinar. In partnership with Northwell Health, continuing medical education (CME) credits for psychiatrists and continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are available to registered course participants.