Multicultural Awareness for Clinicians:

Enhance Therapeutic Alliance and Clinical Outcomes

This workshop will unpack the role cultural competency and cultural humility play in ethical clinical service provision and outcomes. Participants will engage in an interactive introspective dialogue designed to candidly identify and eliminate the barriers impeding “safe” client/practitioner relationships. In addition, participants will be provided with the needed anti-oppression intersectional framework and tools to aid them in individually developing practice strategies rooted in inclusivity that facilitates healing. This workshop is designed for licensed professionals serving in micro and/or macro roles addressing the clinical needs of various population groups.


Date: Friday, June 18, 2021

Time: Sign-In: 8:30am EST – Workshop: 9:00am EST-3:30pm EST * Please note workshop will only have 30 minute lunch break and will end at 3:30pm rather than 4:00pm.*

Location: Online, Real-Time, Interactive via Zoom (Still Earn Category I CEU Credits!)

Cost: $115 early registration through June 11, 2021

   $129 after June 11, 2021

  $99 Group Registration for groups of 3 or more

Presenter: Chandra Dawson, LISW

CEU Credits: 6 Maryland and DC Social Work Category 1 CEUs**


Chandra Dawson is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 15 years of social work practice. Throughout her professional career, she has served various marginalized populations. A large portion of her career has been spent designing, managing and implementing programs designed to meet the multifaceted needs of the underserved. She has years of organizational experience providing crisis intervention, supervision, group facilitation, training, consultation, program/project management and senior leadership to organizations serving the varying needs of vulnerable populations such as gender-based violence survivors, homeless, economically marginalized, disability, HIV+ and other underserved groups.

Mrs. Dawson currently serves as the Deputy Director for the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC). Within this leadership capacity, she supports the implementation of sexual assault prevention and intervention services. In addition, she holds a leadership role in the design and facilitation of sexual assault training and technical assistance for SA stakeholders as well as sexual assault policy and advocacy efforts within the District of Columbia and throughout. In addition to her primary professional role, Mrs. Dawson serves as an independent consultant supporting the needs of local, state and federal social service stakeholders. Rooted in an anti-oppression intersectional approach, Mrs. Dawson is deeply committed to promoting and facilitating healing strategies designed to address the intersecting issues of racial, gender and economic oppression. Mrs. Dawson holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland.


CEU Credit Info


All attendees receive Maryland and DC Social Work CEU credits. These credits are accepted for:

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
  • New Jersey Social Workers
  • Alabama Social Workers
  • Don't see your licensure listed here? Contact your licensing board and ask if they accept Maryland or DC Social Work approved credits. Many states automatically accept credits approved by another state licensing board.

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CEUs). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


  1. Increased understanding of trauma and intersectionality
  2. Increased understanding of trauma and intersectionality
  3. Distinguish the differences between cultural competency and cultural humility.
  4. Increased awareness of the connection between cultural difference and bias, and its impact on clinical service provision and outcomes
  5. Identify strategies for enhancing cultural self-awareness and diversity appreciation amongst service providers
  6. Increased understanding of diversity and the ethical responsibilities of practitioners

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