Efficacy in Work with Alaska’s Indigenous Populations: Ethics, Culture and Best Practices

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Thursday thru Friday, June 6 - 7, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (with one hour lunch on your own from Noon - 1:00 PM)
Day 1:
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 04:30 PM
Day 2:
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 08:30 AM until 04:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Hilton Garden Inn
4555 Union Square Drive
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
FREE to $220.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

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Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Dr. Melinda Garcia, Chichimeca, Ph.D., Leona Kokie Schick, Inupiaq, LCSW, and Sam Demientieff, Deg Xit’an Athabascan Elder


C.E. Credit for BH - Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC): 14.00
Specialization: Ethics (7 hours)
Live, interactive, counts as synchronous, face-to-face. Must attend all 14 hours for CE credit (no split credits).
C.E. Credit for BH - Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 14.00
Specialization: Ethics (7 hours)
Live, interactive, counts as synchronous, face-to-face. Must attend all 14 hours for CE credit (no split credits).
C.E. Credit for BH - National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 14.00
Specialization: Ethics (7 hours) + Cross Cultural: Alaska Native Specific (7 hours)
Application has been submitted to the NASW-Alaska Chapter and is pending for pre-approval of Social Work contact hours. Must attend all 14 hours for CE credit (no split credits).

Training Overview Description

Day 1 – Ethics, Cultural Humility and Efficacy in Work with Indigenous Populations: This training will use the Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) Commentary on the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics to illustrate some of the pitfalls in using Western based ethics with indigenous populations. Participants will increase their knowledge of ways to incorporate information from SIP into their work with indigenous peoples. This will include recognizing non-explicit cultural biases in the practice of Western psychology and how the use of cultural humility increases culturally competent therapy.

Day 2 – Effective Cultural Adaptions of Empirically Supported Interventions: It is not unusual for practitioners in government funded agencies to be expected to use an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) that was developed in a context very different from their own. At best, this can be clumsy. At worst, it can be harmful. This training will provide participants with the knowledge they need to critically and accurately evaluate an EBP, provide and document cultural adaptations, and document the development of their own EBP to reflect how cultural context shapes psychological process and methodology.

Event-specific Details

REGISTRATION FOR DISTANCE PARTICIPATION WILL CLOSE JUNE 4, 2019: Pre-registration is required - there will be no on-site registration at the training. Seating is limited.

DISTANCE DELIVERY OPTION - THIS IS THE ONLY REMAINING OPTION FOR REGISTRATION AS THE IN-PERSON MAXIMUM HAS BEEN MET : You must be prepared before the training for using Zoom. If you select Distance Delivery you will be emailed the specific connectivity information with a link to connect to the training. This information will also be available in the online learning portal after registration and payment are completed.

To test your computer for using Zoom, go to http://zoom.us/test and click on Join. Read the information on this page as needed for first time users of Zoom. For questions regarding Zoom please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The CEs for this training require two-day attendance - there are no split credits. If remotely connecting to the training you must have a camera and you must be visible on screen throughout the day to be eligible to receive CEs. Attendance will be closely monitored.

NASW-AK CEUs = $100. All other CEUs are offered at no cost to the participant.

TRAINING MATERIALS: This training has required reading prior to the training. Your registration will include access to the online learning portal to view this information and download the required reading. (This reading material is available in digital format only and is available after payment has been processed.) Your confirmation email will also include the link to the online learning portal: https://ttclms.remote-learner.net

To login to the online learning portal please use the same username and password used when completing your registration. This is available only after payment (if applicable) has been received. Please allow 15 minutes after registration and payment before attempting to access the online learning portal.

~ Light breakfast and afternoon snacks will be provided both days. Lunch will be on your own. ~

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Registration Information

Cost of attendance for Department of Corrections and other State of Alaska employees is covered by the DOC grant. If a DOC or other State of Alaska employee is signing up for the Continuing Education Credits, they will be responsible for that cost. In order to have registration fees covered by the DOC grant, you must have the correct and current employer listed in your user profile. You will have the opportunity to verify and edit your employer when you register.

Public registration fee is $120 + cost of optional CEUs
Student registration fee is $30 + cost of optional CEUs (may require verification of student status)
Dept of Corrections or State of Alaska employee registration fee is $0 + cost of optional CEUs

For assistance with registration or with using Zoom, please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244, support@aktclms.org

If you have questions about this training please contact: Diana Carpenter, 907-264-6265, diana@alaskachd.org

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