Utilizing Cultural Humility Within Addictions Counseling to Enhance the Therapeutic Alliance
Al Forthan Memorial Scholarship Training
With Alexia DeLeon, Ph.D, NCC
Cultural humility is a newer theoretical framework being used within counseling related contexts. When mental health professionals work within the cultural humility framework, they are able to have a precise view of their own cultural values, while simultaneously valuing an other-oriented perspective. This framework aims to enhance the therapeutic alliance by helping mental health professionals learn to value, respect and honor the cultural values their clients hold. This training will help attendees learn how to work from the cultural humility framework within addictions counseling in order to enhance the therapeutic alliance.