Culturally Responsive Counselling
Talk Therapy Dublin has continuous demand from clients of varied backgrounds, nationalities & minority perspectives. This reflects the evolving demographics of the Republic of Ireland.
We provide a culturally responsive counselling service reflected in the diversity amongst our team of therapists. A number of our therapists having undergone specific training on cultural competency and culturally responsive counselling. We aspire to provide practitioner options to all clients (within ethical guidelines) and embrace diversity and intersectionality in all its manifestations.
We can also help provide access to multilingual therapy services and currently have therapists working with us who can provide therapy in Spanish, Romanian and French aside from English.
If we are unable to to offer a suitable therapist from our core team we will certainly help assist with a relevant referral.
Multicultural Orientation Training
Talk Therapy Dublin has been involved in advocating for an increased Multicultural Orientation in service provision, not just in mental health but in all areas. We have provided training in this area for a number of different individuals and organizations.
We have recently been lucky to collaborate with Outcomes Matters who have developed a Pluralistic Multicultural Orientation (PMCOT) Training tailored for all types of practitioners delivering care.
The training aims to ignite a process, encouraging practitioners to “lean in” and be more culturally responsive to all individuals who may be accessing their services.
How is this achieved?
1) By rooting the content in the most up to date, high quality international research in the area, particularly around client outcomes.
2) By using relevant contemporary clinical examples in different settings, (including our own mistakes and difficulties) to create permission to learn from one another – fear and confusion are often what practitioners communicate training in this area and we don’t want to close down reactions/responses but use them to further learning.
3) By providing those attending actual opportunities to practice the Orientation approach in real time (with full privacy). This is done innovatively using deliberate practice principles and video recordings – harnessing the potential of online training delivery in this area.
For any professionals or service providers interested in exploring training on the topic please do make contact.
This TEDtalk highlights the relevance of the issue of culture with respect to mental health.