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June 1, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.


The Controversy in Hawaii is Representative of Important Issues World-Wide

June 1, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

The Hawaiian Islands are widely known for their beauty and rich cultural diversity. Located in the North Pacific Ocean, they encompass some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, some of the highest mountain peaks, volcanoes, waterfalls, rain forests, and protected land and native species. The climate in Hawaii boasts eleven of the thirteen climate zones in the world. The climate zones each have unique ecosystems and characteristics that make up their weather patterns. With all the natural beauty that Hawaii has to offer, the Hawaiian Culture and Spirit remain today the most powerful aspects of what make the Hawaiian Islands so special. [More]

November 5, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

cultural awarnessand competencein behavioral health

Cultural Awareness and Competence in Behavioral Health

November 5, 2014 18:30 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

cultural awarnessand competencein behavioral health
A diverse population of people seeks behavioral health services every year, and it’s essential that they receive services that are effective and culturally sensitive. Developing cultural competence is an ongoing, lifelong process. There is always more to learn. When counselors have cultural awareness and competence, the clients they serve are more likely to engage, reach their goals, and have a positive experience with behavioral health services. FB- Are you culturally competent? Find out if you understand what it means to be aware of diverse populations and its importance in our lives. [More]

October 11, 2014
by David Porter, MA

cultural awarenessfor clinicians practicingin rural areas

Cultural Awareness for Clinicians Practicing in Rural Areas

October 11, 2014 09:55 by David Porter, MA  [About the Author]

cultural awarenessfor clinicians practicingin rural areas
Values, beliefs, and perspectives in rural areas differ from what is found in urban areas, including how mental illness and substance abuse are defined and treated. The rural environment poses unique treatment challenges, and ethical conundrums. The clinician, who works in these areas, particularly if they originate from and have been raised in an urban center, will have a greater chance of successfully delivering treatment if they are familiar with the cultural norms in rural areas. [More]