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Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Behavioral Health


Pierluigi Mancini, PhD
Multicultural Development Institute, Inc.


Multicultural Development Institute, Inc.

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Program Description

We are living through a period in history where discrimination, oppression, racism and violence are highlighted on our screens daily. This chaotic period is responsible for an increase in our community's anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other behavioral health problems.

Providers must be aware more than ever of the need for culturally and linguistic responsive services in order to serve anyone who walks through the front door.

This presentation will address the critical importance of cultural and linguistic competence in the delivery of behavioral health services for everyone. It will provide important information to address the areas that every provider must be aware of and be ready to implement in their organization in order to achieve cultural competence.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the elements of cultural competence that affect service delivery
- Understand the barriers of culture, ethnicity and diversity in the delivery of behavioral health services
- Discuss the importance of organizational cultural competence and how to assess it
- Identify cultural competencies, dimensions and practices that affect organizations
- Explain the importance of linguistic access and cross cultural communication


On Demand
Original program date: Sep 28, 2017

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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