Intercultural Interactions for Health Professionals

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In health care few books exist that include intercultural theory and apply this to the health care setting. We have just published a book that meets this need. The book “Intercultural Interactions for Health Professions / Interkulturelle Begegnungen in Gesundheitsberufen” was released in March 2020. What makes this book unique? It is: Based on practical experience from health care professionals Supported by applying intercultural theory to health care settings Supervised by experts in the intercultural field and in interactive training Applicable for self-study and training purposes Usable in an international context due to dual language: written in both English (in front) and German (back) […]

SIETAR Presents: Understanding Misunderstandings in the Era of Globalization

Joe Lurie, UC-Berkeley International House Executive Director Emeritus, will use the implications of the West African proverb, “The Stranger Sees Only What He Knows,” to examine the impact of new media and polarization on our efforts to recognize and respond to misunderstandings. Joe will explore the nature and sources of bias, misunderstanding and cultural disconnects in our hyper-connecting, often polarized world.  With social media such as YouTube and Twitter, as well as refugee movement and fake news all rapidly crossing cultures without context, what’s left is “what the stranger thinks he or she knows” and resultant misunderstanding.  Using examples of […]

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program’s “Equity and Inclusion Training of Trainers Institute”

The institute provides 5-day training of trainers for organizations to meet mandates and recommendations for culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The curriculum is grounded in years of research and uses a relationship-based perspective of instruction. Health and human service organizations are encouraged to select promising trainers for this course. Experts, from the Cross Cultural Health Program (CCHCP), will guide attendees through the specially designed curriculum and prepare them to train in a way that builds on connections. More Information.

Think Cultural Health – Behavioral Specialist Training

Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency. In Course 1, An introduction to cultural and linguistic competency, you’ll learn what culture has to do with behavioral health care. In Course 2, Know thyself – Increasing self-awareness, you’ll learn how to get to know your cultural identity and how it affects your work with clients. In Course 3, Knowing others – Increasing awareness of your client’s cultural identity, […]