Cultural Competence in Working with the HIV Population – Latinx

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Webinar!

NCASPPB Approved 3 Hours (SS) HIV

NBCC Approved Provider #7091

Ensuring the effective delivery of services demands that interventions be rooted in cultural competence and aimed at vulnerable populations. In this course, we will examine cultural specifics regarding working with and interventions for the Latinx Population. We will examine interventions that effectively integrate culturally competent practice with traditional social work practice with groups’ skills to provide an arena for participants to explore issues commonly faced by patients living with HIV/AIDS in a cultural context.

Targeted Audience: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Qualified Substance Use & Mental Health Professionals

Learning Objectives:

Understand the basics of HIV/AIDS from a biological perspective

Discuss Medical/Social & Professional interventions

Examine Cultural Influences that impact working with the Latinx population with the diagnosis

Determine appropriate interventions based on Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility

Meet Your Facilitator

This series is led by Shannon McCabe, MA, LCAS, CCS, CCJP, CPS who is a multi-discipline masters level professional. Shannon is a Durham native. Her undergraduate degrees are in sociology and criminal justice. Shannon also has her MA in Forensic Psychology as well as a graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling.  She started her career in education and worked for many years with gang-involved youth. Shannon also provides Clinical Supervision for aspiring Alcohol & Addiction Counselors and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists.

After transitioning from education to full-time mental health, Shannon spent many years working with adolescents and adults struggling with severe and persistent mental illness, and/or substance use disorder, and chronic homelessness. Shannon offers over 20 years of experience working with these vulnerable populations. Shannon also believes in and strongly supports harm reduction initiatives as well as being an ally in the fight to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are treated with dignity and respect in their journey in recovery.

In her spare time, Shannon rehabilitates wildlife and believes strongly in the healing impact of animals in the therapeutic setting.


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