Ethics & Cultural Competence in Clinical Practice

9:00am - April 4, 2023 thru 12:00pm - April 4, 2023 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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 In this training you will learn eight principles which guide ethical, culturally competent clinical practice; how to address counselor "unfinished business" which can create ethical dilemmas; 10 characteristics of culturally competent service providers; issues of ethics and cultural competence in individual, group and family therapy; principles of ethics and cultural competence in a diversity of communities; how to address intersectionality, clever stories and microaggressions in cross cultural counseling and how to develop an inclusive organization.




  • Be able to use 8 principle to guide ethical, culturally competent clinical practice
  • Be able to assess your own culturally competent practice using a 10 point scale
  • Be able to build rapport with clients in the cross cultural counseling relationship in an ethical manner
  • Be able to build cohesion in groups with multi-cultural membership
  • Have criteria to ethically serve clients from diverse backgrounds ethically
  • Be able to use 7 strategies to create an inclusive organization




Participants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 3 continuing education (CE) hours certified by Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA). CE certificates will be disseminated by the hosting agency after the conclusion of the training.




Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC is Project Manager for Illinois, Great Lakes ATTC. He is an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. A partial list of clients include: General Motors Corporation; Xerox Corporation, Northwestern University and the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

Mark is the author of five books. He has had two stories published in the New Times Bestselling Book Series, Chicken Soup for The Soul. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago and Illinois State University's schools of social work. His three decades of experience as a direct service, Licensed Clinical Social worker is the foundation of his presentations



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.