This cultural competence workshop will provide understanding, knowledge and skills to assist workers in community and support services to commence the journey to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This is course is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
Working together: The journey toward cultural competence with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Resilience | Reconciliation | Respect
The workshop aims to provide non-Indigenous mental health practitioners and administrators with the cultural competence required to deliver mental health services within a social and emotional wellbeing framework and accommodate the social and historical determinants when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Cultural competence is required to successfully implement each level of stepped care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Workshop facilitators: Each workshop is facilitated by two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists.
Workshop materials: Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance, which allows AHPRA registered practitioners to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
Effectiveness of workshop
More than a thousand practitioners have attended 2-day Journey Towards Cultural Competence workshops. All (100%) stated they would recommend the workshop to others.
The majority (92%) rated the workshop as either ‘excellent’ (64%) or ‘very good’ (28%).
Key Domains of Competence
Participants were asked to rate their skills and knowledge against the six key domains of competence required to deliver mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, using a scale
of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score.
Before workshop: Less than half of participants (45%) began with self-ratings at 3 or higher.
After workshop: 95% achieved self-ratings at 3 or higher.
Importantly, while only 33% rated their ability to explain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander concepts of social and emotional wellbeing at 3 or higher, by the end of the workshop this rose to 99% of participants.
Students should plan to attend all the dates and times indicated for this workshop. Please fill out only one enrolment form.
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Important! Before you enrol: We are required to provide our services to people who live/work/study or provide services in the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) area. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please check Who can attend recovery college. If your address is outside of WSLHD area but you study or provide services within the Western Sydney LHD, please ensure you respond to the relevant question on the enrolment form to explain your connection to the area.