Course Description

This chapter offers clinical staff guidance in providing and facilitating culturally responsive interviews, assessments, evaluations, and treatment planning. Using Sue’s (2001) multi- dimensional model for developing cultural competence, this chapter focuses on clinical and programmatic decisions and skills that are important in evaluation and treatment planning processes. The chapter is organized around nine steps to be incorporated by clinicians, supported in clinical supervision, and endorsed by administrators. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Improving Cultural Competence. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series No. 59. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4849. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014)

OBJECTIVES. Participants will

  • Learn about the use of a cultural genogram for mapping the role of culture
  • Learn common obstacles to culturally responsive evaluation and treatment planning
  • Review best practices in culturally responsive evaluation and treatment planning

Course Modality: This is an independent home-study course. Students will take the course according to their own timeline. 

Course Completion: To receive the course certificate, each student is required to agree to Student Learning Contract, read all text-based materials, view any media posted, complete and pass course examination, and complete and submit course evaluation. 

Note: Posted materials are free from SAMHSA and other public domain sites. 

Course fee applies for continuing education hours and a certificate of completion.

Senior Instructor

Diane Sherman, PhD

Dr. Diane Sherman, Ph.D., a substance abuse profession since 1975, beginning her career while serving in the U.S. Army for in the capacity of Behavioral Science Specialist.  She holds the national advanced credential of Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-II, and E-Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Diane earned her Doctorate in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Capella University in 2007. Since 2008 she has taught and supervised students who are in pursuit of the certified addiction counselor credential. She is a national, regional and state presenter offering topics relevant to addiction professional, clinical, and ethical practices and clinical supervision. In 2015 was honored to receive the Georgia School of Addiction Studies, Bruce Hoopes Pioneer Award in Addiction Treatment, a personally meaningful award, for excellence in the addiction profession.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    CH 1. Introduction.

  • 2

    CH 2. Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Treatment Planning - text

    • TIP 59_Chapter 3 Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Treatment Planning

  • 3

    CH 3. Application to Practice

  • 4

    CH 4. Examination

    • Course Examination

    • Course Evaluation

    • Course Review

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Elizabeth Lawrence

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Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Tx Planning

Anisa Grantham

This On Demand course met my expectations. The technology was easy to navigate. I am thankful for thorough and accountable learning modules!

This On Demand course met my expectations. The technology was easy to navigate. I am thankful for thorough and accountable learning modules!

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Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Treatment Planning

Amanda Martin

I want to say thank you so much for helping me grow in my profession as a counselor. You have shown me the impossible with the courses I continue to take tow...

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I want to say thank you so much for helping me grow in my profession as a counselor. You have shown me the impossible with the courses I continue to take towards my CAC1. Your classes are teaching me that it is OK to shift in my change and to not be afraid. I appreciate the opportunity to take the Online Cultural Competence course which is always needed when dealing with the population I serve today. I cant wait to see what next year brings me in this journey. Thank you for all that you do.

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