Meridian Behavioral Health hosts affordable, high-quality, and professional continuing education workshops in the behavioral health and addiction studies field through our New Beginnings at Waverly location. Our goal is to provide four workshops per year across multiple disciplines.

Our Next Workshop: Culturally Attuned Care: Strategies for Integrating Cultural Awareness in Trauma-Informed Practices

June 14, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


Integrating cultural awareness into trauma-informed care practices is crucial for delivering quality care that utilizes more comprehensive assessment and centered treatment planning and reduces health disparities. This training is designed for licensed addiction and mental health professionals who seek to deepen their understanding of cultural diversity within the context of trauma-informed care. This course focuses on the essential integration of cultural awareness with core clinical practices in treating trauma and co-occurring disorders. In this training, participants will explore how cultural beliefs, values, and practices influence the perception and treatment of trauma and co-occurring disorders. Through interactive workshops, case studies, and expert lectures, attendees will gain practical skills and knowledge to apply culturally informed strategies in their clinical work.

As a Result of the Training Participants will:

  • Understand the manifestation of identity-based victimization and race-based stress and trauma.
  • Understand underlying oppressive psychology in the realm of racism and other inter- and intra-personal forms of oppression (i.e., sexism, homophobia, self-criticism, etc.).
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to identify their strengths and growth areas in promoting and ensuring diversity through self-reflection.
  • Identify and address cultural and systemic barriers that clients may face in accessing trauma-informed care.
  • Develop skills in applying culturally responsive techniques that respect and utilize clients’ cultural strengths in the healing process.

Target Audience

Students, professionals, and leaders across multidisciplinary disciplines, including, but not limited to, addiction counselors, mental health professionals, social workers, and educators. The trainer will present videos, facilitate conversation, and host break-out reflections and discussions to elicit learning.


Presented by Rashida K. Fisher, PhD., LPCC, LADC (She, Her)

Dr. Rashida K. Fisher has nearly 20 years of expertise in clinical counseling and supervision, counselor education, coaching, consultation, and training services. Dr. Fisher is currently an associate faculty member and serves as the program chair of the Counseling program at Adler Graduate School. Rashida is an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) practitioner for business, government, non-profit, and education efforts. Rashida is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Developmental Inventory (IDI). Dr. Fisher’s talks bring a mixture of expertise, passion, vision, and authentic style. She has successfully designed and executed IDEA-focused workshops, training, dialogues, and discussions for senior leaders, managers, and staff that encourage learning, reflection, self-awareness, and understanding that inspire growth and progress toward equitable and just outcomes for diverse staff and communities. Rashida’s clinical experience includes co-occurring disorders treatment, culturally responsive care, and trauma-informed service delivery. She utilizes integrative and holistic counseling, most heavily influenced by Adlerian/ Individual psychology and other holistic and wellness-based approaches with a multicultural, liberation, and social justice lens. Dr. Fisher’s primary research interests are trauma, addiction, sexuality, multicultural & social justice issues, restorative justice practices, and workforce development in the counseling profession.

Please note you are not registered until payment is received. A handout for the workshop will be emailed to you. To receive CEU credits, you must keep on your own computer’s camera during the full presentation.

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