DATE: Friday, October 13
SPEAKERS: Dr. Charlynn Robison Small, Dr. Mazella Bynum Fuller, Dr. Norman H. Kim
Cultural Sensitivity Training for Clinicians
Code S03 :: Workshop Session :: 2.00 CE hours
People from ethnic minority groups and the LGBTQ community struggling with eating disorders often grapple with additional stigma and marginalization. Disparities in access to services reflect a need for culturally competent assessment and treatment services. This workshop will facilitate providers’ cultural knowledge and competencies to work with clients from marginalized populations.
- Improve sensitivity of providers to their own cultural values and biases so that they might better understand how their own cultural beliefs might impact upon the provision of culturally competent assessment and treatment.
- Develop skills for better using cultural knowledge to understand the possible impact of eating disorder clients’ culture, including sexual/gender minority status, country of origin, immigrant or ethnic minority status, gender roles, and class issues.
- Practice forming and testing hypotheses about whether the behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs of clients are influenced by culture or by other factors, and how to incorporate that understanding into cultural conceptualization and culturally informed treatment planning.
About the Presenters
Norman H. Kim
Norman completed his B.A. at Yale University where he studied music and psychology, and was the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship for Research. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, where he was the recipient of an individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to study the neurobiologic underpinnings of emotion recognition and understanding in Autism. Most recently he has been involved in a multi-site study of the course and outcome of childhood bipolar disorder. In conjunction with his research interests, Norman has developed an expertise in treating and teaching about psychiatrically complex populations, multi-modal treatment, and diagnostic assessment with a particular focus on Eating Disorders, Trauma, and Bipolar Disorder. While rooted firmly in empirically supported approaches, he has incorporated practices emphasizing somatosensory integration that draw from eastern and traditional medicine. He was the co-founder of the Reasons Eating Disorder Center and is a regular national speaker, educator, and advocate for eating disorder awareness. He has endeavored to develop a clinical approach that focuses on the exploration of meaning as a path to healing and that honors an individuals’ own narrative and journey. He is the national director for program development for Reasons (CA) and Center for Change (UT).
Mazella B. Fuller
Dr. Mazella B. Fuller is a Clinical Associate at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Duke University. Dr. Fuller provides clinical services, consultation and intern training for Duke students, faculty, staff and CAPS’ training program. Dr. Fuller has a background as an academic instructor/teacher. Dr. Fuller has training and experience in business development, as well as expertise in Women’s Executive Coaching and Leadership Development. Her core competencies include Psychology of Women, “Clinical Services, Multicultural Consulting and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. Dr. Fuller has presented internationally on topics including Multicultural Education and Women’s Leadership.
Charlynn Robison Small
Charlynn Small, PhD, CEDS is a native of Washington, DC and is a licensed clinical psychologist on staff at the University of Richmond’s department of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Virginia, where she serves as Chair of the University’s Eating Disorders Assessment Team. Published journal articles focus on multicultural education. Dr. Small is a certified member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) and is licensed as a professional counselor in Washington, DC. She is also certified as a school psychologist in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.