Courses for addiction practitioners working with CALD Patients

The courses listed here are recommended for practitioners who have knowledge and orientation in the New Zealand health system and are interested in gaining understanding and skills to work with CALD migrant and refugee clients from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American or African backgrounds, with addiction issues.

The courses are available in online and face-to-face formats and cover a range of areas including refugees, migrants, mental health and religion to improve understanding – and ultimately – communication with patients. The courses will enable learners to gain insight and understanding of how different cultures respond to health-related situations, different health concepts, faith-based practices, and differences in expectations from health systems. 

Module 1 - Culture and Cultural Competency

Module 1 - Culture and Cultural Competency

Prerequisite

This course is for staff working in clinical roles. The aim of the course is to help learners understand ways to interact in a culturally competent manner with CALD patients and families. This course will increase awareness of your own cultural values, gain skills to recognise cultural differences and develop skills to apply the principles of cultural competence in practice.

Module 4 - Working with Interpreters

Module 4 - Working with Interpreters

Essential

The aim of this course is to enhance your knowledge and skills when working with interpreters and to improve your communication with non-English speaking migrant and refugee patients (and family members).

Module 11 - Working with Addiction with CALD Clients

Module 11 - Working with Addiction with CALD Clients

Highly recommended

The aim of this course is to provide strategies for managing cross-cultural interactions, assessment, intervention and treatment in an addiction context when working with CALD clients and their families.

Module 2 - Working with Migrant Patients

Module 2 - Working with Migrant Patients

Course for consideration

The aim of this course is to understand ways that you can interact in a culturally competent and sensitive manner with migrant patients.

Module 3 - Working with Refugees Patients

Module 3 - Working with Refugees Patients

Course for consideration

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the refugee experience and to assist you in working with refugee patients and families in consultations.

Module 7 - Working with Religious Diversity

Module 7 - Working with Religious Diversity

Course for consideration

The aim of this course is to ensure learners are aware of religious diversity and gain skills to assess and accommodate the spiritual/religious needs of patients and families.