Culturally Responsive and Competent Cognitive Behavioral Therapy



October 18, 2021, 1 - 4:15 p.m. ET
Instructor: Lujuana Milton, LICSW
Live interactive webinar

Level: Intermediate
CEs: 3 CEs are available for $5 fee
Review CE accreditation and approvals for this course.


Mental health care providers face the daily challenge of interacting with individuals and families whose race, culture, national origin, living circumstances and family composition are different from their own, especially as populations of individuals from diverse backgrounds are increasing in both urban and suburban areas. In BIPOC communities, there still appears to remain a stigma against seeking mental health services, however, more recent research suggests that more individuals who identify as BIPOC are engaging with these services. In contrast, the sociocultural location of mental health providers is different than that of many of the clients that they serve. This overall difference creates the possibility of a disconnect between clients and their providers affecting the delivery of mental health services including engagement in services, acceptance of treatment approaches and successful treatment outcomes. This course will highlight the importance of self-reflection in working with BIPOC clients and their families, culturally responsive and competent cognitive behavioral assessment techniques, treatment planning and effective mental health service delivery.

Target Audience: 

Social workers and other social service providers

Course Delivery Method, Format and Instructor Interaction :

Live interactive webinar with discussion. Instructor will use group discussion, small group exercises, polling, verbal and chat Q and A and case discussions, Login information will be emailed immediately after registration to the email address entered during registration. Attendees are visible to one another in Zoom Meeting and are encouraged to be active participants with their camera and/or microphone in order take part in discussion.

System Requirements:

Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software. 

Registration Fees and Deadlines:

Early registration by August 15, 2021: $65
Regular registration by October 17, 2021: $75

CEs: 3 CEs are available for $5 fee 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify strategies to reflect and be more self-aware on sociocultural location to increase and improve service delivery.
  2. Identify differing cultural needs and identify ways to meet those needs within their practice
  3. Describe culturally competent assessment practices for cognitive behavioral treatment approaches.
  4. Explain ways to implement, improve and foster culturally competent cognitive behavioral techniques within their practice.


  • 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET
    • Introductions
    • Agenda, Objectives and Check in
    • Sociocultural location 
  • 2:30 - 2:40 p.m. ET    Break            
  • 2:40 -4:15 p.m. ET
    •  Sociocultural location reflection 
    • CBT Overview 
    • Culturally Competent CBT Overview 
    • Questions 

About the Instructor:

Lujuana Milton is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).  She graduated with a B.A. and a M.S.W. from Boston College. With over 14 years of clinical experience in the field, she has worked in a number of settings integrating a number of approaches.  Since 2013, she developed and operates her own private group practice, South Shore Child and Family Counseling, LLC.  Milton has taught at Fisher College in Boston, MA and currently is adjunct faculty at Boston College School of Social Work and Smith College School for Social Work.

Completion Requirements for Live Interactive Webinars

Live, interactive webinars are synchronous, virtual courses held in Zoom Meeting. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the training. Participant attendance is tracked through Zoom. To earn CE credit, participants must also complete an evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of the conclusion of the course. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements. Receiving CEs is contingent on attendance and completion of the evaluation.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?

Upon completing the webinar evaluation, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of webinar completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records.

Continuing Education Credits and Approvals

Continuing Education (CE) credits offered vary by course. This course only offers the CE credits listed below.  It is the attendees' responsibility to contact their licensing board to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.

Social Work
  • Smith College School for Social Work, #1755, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Smith College School for Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 11/19/2020-11/19-2021. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.
  • Smith College School for Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is therefore authorized to provide CEs as a postsecondary institution accredited by CSWE in many states. Courses offered through the School’s Program of Professional Education are awarded continuing education credits in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258, CMR, 31.00 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  • Smith College School for Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0169.
Counselors (LMHC/LPC)


  • Smith College School for Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Smith College School for Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


  • Co-sponsored training events for psychology CE credit with Smith College School for Social Work. Amego Prepare​ is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amego Prepare maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Due to changes in continuing education requirements for NY licensed psychologists, APA CE Sponsor credits may not be accepted for re-licensure at this time. Please check the NY Psychology Board regulations for CE requirements currently in effect.

SSW Professional Education Policies

Further information on policies and CE accreditation can be found here.

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