Culturally Responsive Practice

8:45am - July 26, 2022 thru 11:00am - July 26, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




This class uncovers how our cultural identities and experiences shape the way we make meaning of the world and relate to others. Outcomes are usually improved when services are adapted to a person’s cultural needs and preferences. As such, effective workers can skillfully navigate cultural conversations, and form sustainable working relationships with the people they support. This training looks at practical strategies for learning about an individual within the context of their culture. One of the specific strategies is the DSM 5 Cultural Formulation tool.




  • Define culture, social location, and cultural humility
  • Explore unacknowledged cultural differences and power differentials
  • Consider how culturally responsive care can be used to address disparities
  • Review strategies for asking about a person’s cultural identity and influences




Registrants who fully attending this training will be eligible to receive 2.0 continuing education hours from the MN Board of Social Work and MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. Certification will be sent by the host 2 weeks after the conclusion of the training.




Jimmie Heads Jr.

Jimmie Heags Jr., MA, LSC, LPCC, LADC, ACS is an adjunct instructor for the Training Institute. Jimmie's clinical work has been with mostly black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). He approaches his work with genuine curiosity, and feels honored to be trusted with their sacred thoughts and feelings. Jimmie is a trainer and consultant in Restorative Practices, Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) as well as other Social Emotional Learning (SEL) approaches. Prior to his work as an associate therapist, he served as an Adjunct Instructor for Adler Graduate School in their School Counseling Program.


He is part-owner of Canopy Mental Health & Counseling, a provider of culturally informed therapy services for historically under-served and marginalized populations in the Twin Cities. This work allows him to provide educators with social emotional interventions and provide clinical supervision for pre-licensed therapist candidates.


In his free time Jimmie serves as the chair of the Minneapolis NAACP Integrated Health committee.