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Why cultural competence is important for art therapists in this digital age

Art therapists gain artistic competence by personally working with art materials such as clay, collage, found materials, paint, charcoal, markers, etc. Yet, many are still oblivious or choose to ignore the usage of digital technology to create art. 948 more words

Art Therapy

Good Intentions and Tough Questions

Having good intentions doesn’t make you immune from answering tough questions.  In fact, each of these has a valid point that’s worth considering.

“What’s the point? 1,313 more words

Cultural Competence

Cultural Incompetence: Responsibility to Respond or Not?

Below is a fictional scenario presented by one of the faculty members of the School of Human Service Professions:

A few days ago as I was walking to my office in Bruce Hall, I overheard a conversation between a couple of Widener students.  150 more words

The Great MLK Day Snack Experiment

by JC Schildbach, LMHC

My wife, M–, or Ms. M– to her students, is a Montessori-certified preschool teacher, and darn good at it. Each year in the lead-up to MLK Day, she teaches a (age appropriate) unit on Martin Luther King, Jr. 607 more words


Discussion, Dialogue and Cultural Competence

Communication is the most important variable in the Learning Organization Model. It is actually the most critical organizational system that supports learning and has the greatest positive effect on it. 1,217 more words


Cultural Competence in Real Time

People of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project

In the mental health field there are a lot training movements. One of them is “Cultural Competence”.  As professionals we should be aware of the cultural context of the individuals we treat. 113 more words

Social Work

Picturing Other People

During my first trip to Zambia, I had no idea that there was anything to consider when photographing.    See something interesting?  Take a picture.  Easy. 553 more words