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  • 8/17/2022 11:00 AM PDT
  • 8/17/2022 12:00 PM PDT
  • Zoom

Working With Refugees: Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Interventions

With an increasing number of refugees worldwide, the long-term impact of adverse health outcomes in refugee populations is a dominant problem throughout the world. Providers who deliver mental health services to individuals from refugee backgrounds need to have therapeutic interventions that are culturally and linguistically appropriate and effective for their clients. Dr. Yacob Tekie will provide an overview of the challenges that refugees endure and ways to address their wellbeing within their current existence in the U.S., and will also highlight refugee research, therapeutic interventions, and recommendations for evidence-based best practices.

About the Presenter

Yacob Tekie, PhD, is a licensed counseling psychologist and coordinator of the Let’s Talk program at the University of Pennsylvania student counseling center, where he completed his pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship. He earned his doctorate and Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Also, he teaches counseling courses as adjunct professor at the UPenn Graduate School of Education. Dr. Tekie specializes in refugee mental health, trauma, and asylum evaluation. He is certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. He presented several workshops, including on issues related refugee trauma, racial trauma, interpersonal violence, and suicide prevention, both nationally and internationally. In addition to his current roles, he maintains a private clinical practice and consultation in Philadelphia, PA.

Continuing Education Information

1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate

1 Contact Hour (New York Board of Psychology)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the Triple Trauma Paradigm: pre-migration, migration, and post migration journeys.
  2. Discuss barriers to mental health care and how to enable collaborative care.
  3. Identify culturally competent and effective response strategies.
  4. Demonstrate evidence-based interventions and best practices to work with refugee trauma survivors. 

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