Culturally sensitive therapy emphasizes the therapist’s understanding and sensitivity to a client’s background, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, and belief system. It is crucial in today’s growing global environment that therapists incorporate cultural sensitivity into their work to avoid potential harm to clients and staff and to respect their unique differences in opinions, values, and attitudes.

As a therapist, it is very important that you expand your cultural knowledge to be able to help people from diverse backgrounds. In this workshop, we will work to expand your knowledge and learning about things that you may have never thought about before in the therapy room and help you to develop cultural sensitivity.


  • Why to Focus on Culture in Psychiatric Treatment
  • Cultural Stressors & Identities
  • Importance of Building Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skills
  • Culturally Sensitive Treatment
  • Benefits of Cultural Sensitivity
  • Risks of Cultural Insensitivity


  • Understand the Culturally Sensitive Clinical Interview
  • Understand culturally related stressors due to cultural context and background
  • How to print stereotypes, micro aggressions, and implicit/explicit bias
  • Facilitate positive therapeutic interaction
  • Reduce prejudice and discrimination
  • Increase feelings of inclusivity
  • Build awareness, knowledge and skill development


  • Lower turnover; higher retention in therapeutic caseload
  • Understand clients better
  • Do less harm to clients
  • Develop approaches that are highly adaptive to cultural relativity
  • Better respect for different cultures
  • Become more culturally sensitive
  • Grow a diverse caseload and increase the bottom line

FORMAT: Live interactive webinar ("Synchronous") on Zoom

DURATION: 3-hour course

WHEN: Ongoing


INVESTMENT: $300 per person

Workshop Facilitator

Kelly Lewis-Arthur, Ph.D. : Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kelly M. Lewis-Arthur  is a Licensed Psychologist (Georgia and Washington DC) and the President of GlobeCoRe, Inc. with over 20 years of combined expertise in psychotherapy, coaching, psychological evaluation, workshops and trainings, and cultural immersion experiences across a number of topic domains. She is well published in these areas and has received numerous awards for her national and international work. Dr. Lewis-Arthur received her B.A. in Psychology from DePaul University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from Michigan State University. After completing her pre-doctoral residency at Yale University and her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory, Dr. Lewis-Arthur worked for several years as a consultant to the CDC and as a professor of Psychology at GSU and Walden University. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory School of Medicine.

Dr. Lewis-Arthur has worked with individual, couples, family, group and organizational clients across a variety of settings including outpatient hospitals, clinics, university counseling centers, shelters, schools, public health agencies, community based mental health agencies, non-profits, and corporations. As a recognized expert in empowerment and culturally relevant treatment approaches, her programs employ collaborative, safe, nurturing, and solution focused processes that facilitate positive growth and whole body wellness for children, adolescents, adults and aging populations. She works with clients to overcome adversity, secure fresh perspectives and new directions for the next phase of life. 

Her theoretical orientation is primarily systems-based with roots in interpersonal, CBT and solution-focused approaches. Essentially, she works with clients to facilitate individual and systems level change within a context that is empowering, culturally sensitive, interpersonal, solution focused and supportive of the cultural world view of those she works with. She has taught and mentored doctoral level clinicians-in-training and presented at national/international conferences and workshops on the topics of multi-cultural mental health, diversity and cross-cultural psychology, empowerment approaches to treatment, life and career coaching, family-systems therapy, community psychology and prevention, program evaluation, and women's issues. Dr. Kelly's hobbies include: traveling, exploring new cultures, cooking, spending time with family/friends, enjoying the outdoors and adventure activities and being near the water.

How to print stereotypes, micro aggressions, and implicit/explicit bias
Understand culturally related stressors due to cultural context and background
Facilitate positive therapeutic interaction

For information about our Corporate Workshops, please contact our office at:

(770) 284-1044