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Cross-Cultural Considerations



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This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Cross-Cultural Considerations

  • Date Created: 11/ 1/2008
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Course Series: PTSD 101

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Cross-Cultural Considerations Author(s):

Julia M. Whealin, PhD


The course PTSD: General Cross-Cultural Considerations explores cultural identity and highlights how shared learned behavior and socially transferred meanings result in culturally-based assumptions about mental health. It will explore how interpretations of and reactions to severe stressors can vary by culture. It then provides strategies for modifying and augmenting assessment and treatment techniques when working with cross-cultural clients.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Define culture and its impact on treatment
  2. Implement strategies for modifying and/or augmenting assessment methods when working with cross-cultural clients
  3. Implement strategies for modifying and/or augmenting treatment methods when working with cross-cultural clients

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