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Cultural Competency in Counseling

Activity Overview

This course is designed to help practitioners look inward to determine how their own perceptions, experiences, and personal values influence how they interact with the clients that they serve and how they can develop stronger relationships with their clients by understanding and affirming diverse cultural perspectives.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Provide a working definition of cultural competence
  2. Define race, ethnicity, and cultural identity
  3. Describe the importance of cultural competence and how it can be achieved
  4. Identify core competencies for mental health professionals related to cultural responsiveness
  5. Describe the elements of culturally responsive evaluation and treatment planning
  6. Identify the benefits of cultural competence for clients, practitioners, and mental health organizations
  7. Describe ways in which mental health practitioners can pursue cultural competence within their organization

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



5.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Mental Health Professionals

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Provider No. 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-684652


Dana Trexler, LSW



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of nursing CE from both the California Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for Florida credit.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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