CE: Meeting the Standard: National Enhanced Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services

  • 03/31/2017
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room 115, University of Missouri School of Education, Kansas City, Mo.


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This presentation provides a brief overview of cultural competence and the general principles of culturally competent service provision and care. Particular attention is paid to inclusion and context in culturally competent service provision. The implications of the National Enhanced Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards for mental health practitioners and organizations are outlined. Implementation of CLAS, including the principle standard and the three component themes - workforce development, language and communication, community engagement and accountability- are described and examples are provided. The need to address issues of implicit bias, stereotypes and micro-aggressions in client/clinician interactions in diverse dyads and groups is discussed as a part of the implementation of the CLAS standards. Initial efforts and strategies to recognize and address micro-aggressions and invalidations in multicultural settings are briefly discussed.

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If you are a member of GKCPA, you may attend this seminar free of charge.  If you would like to join GKCPA, please visit:  https://gkcpa.wildapricot.org/join-GKCPA


If you would like to network with your peers and course presenters prior to the seminar, please bring your own lunch to our optional social in Room 115.  Attendees may call (816) 931-3100 or order online from www.picklemans.com prior to the event and Pickleman’s will deliver it by 12:30 p.m. (payment required at time of order and must be placed by March 31 at 11:30 a.m.).  Please ask Pickleman's to note "Psychology Conference" on your order.


Metered parking with coins in the lot across from the School of Education  The rate on coin operated meters is $1.25 per hour (1:00 to 5 would be $5) max of 8 hrs. Coin metered parking is a small area on the west side of the south parking lot behind the School of Education.  Cost will not exceed $6 if you come at the earliest 12:30 and leave by 5.

There is available "Pay and Display" metered parking in Area 44 nearby.  You pay the machine for the amount of time you want and display your receipt in your window.  The machine takes any $1-5-10-20 dollar bills.  Rate is $1.25/hr. max of  8 hrs.  Lot 44 is a short block to the west of the School of Education. 

Parking Directions


UMKC parking: 816-235-5256; If problems or unable to reach UMKC parking, contact Dr. Rachel Linnemeyer at 816.806.9731

If you prefer to be able to park in designated visitor permit spaces in any lot on campus and at any meter, $7 One-day scratch off hangtags are available for purchase by visitors by using the One-day Permit Request Form at http://www.umkc.edu/finadmin/parking/one-day-permit-order-form.asp. Allow 5-7 business days for these to be mailed to your home. Alternatively, you may pick them up on campus at the Parking and Transportation Office, 

Room 221, 

Administrative Center, 

5115 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112