Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest

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The purpose of the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest is to provide low-cost training for the staff, interns and volunteers of member agencies and other professional caregivers. All training provided must meet all standards of and be recognized for continuing-education credit by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO).

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8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Providing Culturally Competent Treatment
Friday, October 14th, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 hour CEU
Sponsored By
Lifeline Connections
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - Mill Plain
Health Education Center off Mill Plain and 92nd Ave.
600 N.E. 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664

Training Brochure

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Goal of Training
We live in a rapidly changing world. On any given day there are new stories emerging about conflicts that arise from our inability to bridge our differences. Every day, our country and our city become more diverse. As clinicians, we are asked to provide services to an increasingly diverse clientele, often with little training formal training in serving clients who are not like us.

This training is designed to provide a foundation for building culturally competent programs. It is designed to enable clinicians to examine their own current strategies for addressing cultural differences and to help them to develop an intercultural worldview and a multicultural practice. Training participants will be introduced to the Stages of Intercultural Development and Monocultural Worldviews. With guiding, participants will identify strategies for promoting their own intercultural growth and exploring the first steps toward providing effective treatment across cultures.

Behavioral Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Name and describe five developmental stages of intercultural competence,
  • Differentiate between a monocultural worldview and an intercultural worldview,
  • Understand the limits of minimizing cultural differences when providing treatment,
  • Learn strategies for moving forward in their own intercultural competence, and
  • Identify steps they can take to provide culturally competent treatment to clients.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration, Meet & Greet, Sharing of Professional Contacts
9:00 - 9:10 CDTC Announcements
9:10 - 10:00 Understanding the Stages of Intercultural Development
Viewing the world through a mono-cultural lens - Part 1
10:00 - 11:00 Understanding the Stages of Intercultural Development
Viewing the world through a mono-cultural lens - Part 2
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00 Identifying Our Own Cultural Bias
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break **On Your Own**
1:00 - 2:15 Understanding the Stages of Intercultural Development
Viewing the world through an intercultural lens
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:15 Providing Culturally Competent Treatment in an Increasingly Diverse World
4:15 - 4:30 Wrap - Up, Q&A, Evaluations

Daniel Jass, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Designated Mental Health Professional for Clark County. He has extensive experience in community mental health, at a residential treatment facility for gang-affiliated teens, and as a crisis evaluator. In addition, Dan is a certified intercultural coach and is the lead consultant for iD8 Consulting (, an intercultural consulting company providing training for schools, community-based providers, and government agencies.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

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  • You may register below if you would like to pay by check or money order. Payment must be received prior to training date. To ensure this, please mail your payment at least 7 days prior to training. Mail payment to CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.
    • 10-16S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
    • 10-16M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
    • 1016N Non-Member $75.00
  • Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
    • Refund: A refund of the registration cost, not any associated fees, may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days
      prior to the training. Notification under 3 days will follow the credit
    • Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be
      given for the next training only.
    • If CDTC cancels training, registration fees will be refunded in full.
    Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.
    Date: Friday, October 14th, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Place: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
    Mill Plain Campus
    Health Education Center
    600 NE 92nd Ave.,
    Vancouver, WA 98664

    To keep interruptions at a minimum, it is requested that all cell phones and pagers
    be turned off during the training. Due to state-manadated temperatures, the thermostats
    in our classrooms are set and cannot be changed.
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