Cultural Competence in Counselling

Offered By

NHS Health Education England

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from NHS Health Education England is aimed at a specialist audience: trainee and practising counsellors. It provides an introduction to cultural competence and its importance in counselling children and young people. It invites learners to reflect on key aspects of their own culture, and introduces frameworks that describe how cultural identities are formed. This session also highlights some of the ways in which stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination can impact on the lives of young people, and emphasises the importance of acknowledging difference within the counselling room. This session provides tools to enable continuing reflective practice in this area.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Define the concept of cultural competence and describe its importance in counselling young people

Identify key aspects of your own cultural identity

Explain the importance of being aware of cultural difference and its impact on power dynamics within the counselling process

Explain how stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination operate, and identify key aspects of their impact on the lives of young people

Explain the need for continuing reflective practice, and describe tools that can be used to continue to develop awareness and cultural competence