Embedding Culturally Responsive Approaches in Mental Health Interventions

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In this webinar, Dr. Janine Jones reviews essential skills that school psychologists should utilize when embedding culturally responsive approaches in mental health interventions. She emphasizes an intentional focus on the student’s characteristics, values, and cultural context when implementing evidence-based interventions. She shares practical examples of how school psychologists can integrate culturally responsive approaches when conducting interviews, counseling, collecting data, and building rapport with students and families.  She provides participants with a tool that lists questions one can ask to get a better understanding of the student and family’s sociocultural background. She gives examples of how students struggle with microaggressions, stereotype threat, and discrimination and explains what school psychologists can do to help students in these situations. She references a variety of well-established research and models from which she bases her recommendations on. Presented by Janine Jones, PhD, NCSP in November of 2022. This individual webinar can be purchased for $25 (scroll down to purchase). The content in this webinar is intertwined with Domains 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8 of the NASP Practice Model. Schoolpsych.com’s recorded webinars are non-refundable. Attendees who complete this 1.75-hour webinar will receive 1.75 NASP-Approved CPD credit.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1.  Formulate comprehensive sociocultural histories to enhance the therapeutic alliance.

2.  Use identity affirming practices for supporting the needs of racialized and minoritized youth.

3.  Integrate cultural variables into all phases of the intervention process to improve treatment effectiveness.

Brief Bio:

Janine Jones, PhD, NCSP, is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Washington.  She is a Licensed Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.  Her research, teaching, and clinical practice focus on culturally competent service delivery and resilience in children and adolescents from a cultural perspective.  She is the editor of The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools: A primer for practice, training, and research.  For a more comprehensive bio, please Click Here.

Attendee Feedback:

“Dr. Jones is knowledgeable in this area of practice and she presents the information in a calm, positive, and informative manner, which is no easy task for what is a sensitive topic for most. Her calm and pleasant demeanor made the presentation even more enjoyable. I look forward to using the JIMIS in my practice and appreciate the additional resources offered.” – Audre

“The examples used in this presentation were great. I liked how concepts were explained with examples.” -Dina

“I really appreciated the video on microaggressions and the slide that went with it. So many people are not aware of how these affect our students. I would like to use these examples in trainings for teachers.” – Effie

“This is very important information that I didn’t learn much about in my graduate training, so thank you!” -Erin

“Everything was great and very eye opening, I appreciate the usefulness of the JIMIS!” – Katelyn 

“Another thought-provoking presentation! Found myself thinking about how I relate with children and their families; while I feel like I do most things okay, there are things that I can change.” – Kim

“Dr. Jones was very thought provoking, and gave very practical ways to build culturally responsive practices into my work.” -Marla

“Excellent presentation with invaluable insight.” – Matthew

“The examples given to explain concepts like “implicit bias” and “responses that cause internalization” were helpful. I also like the JIMIS interview tool and plan to start using it in practice. The presenter was very engaging. Thank you for presenting on this topic!” – Melanie

“Appreciated how positive and non-condemning the content was. Great presentation style.” -Temma

“Dr. Jones is incredible! Thank you!” – Tracy

“This was absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much.” – Tyson

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