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22 May 2020
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4

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Workshop presented by Dr. Francis Lu, MD.


Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4)

Registration Deadline: May 18, 2020

After May 18, 2020 you can still register by calling BCPA at 604-730-0501.


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About the Workshop:

DSM-5 (a) avoids defining addiction (referring only to
the generic “Substance Use Disorders”), (b) includes the
following degrees of such disorders — mild, moderate, and
severe, (c) expands the “addiction” umbrella for the first time
to include non-substance (behavioral) addictions, beginning
with gambling, (d) suggests the likelihood that other such
addictions will soon be added (e.g., Internet, videos, sex,
eating/obesity), (e) fields claims from important psychiatric
figures that this document is not sufficiently rooted in
neuroscience. Psychologists must be prepared for a new
— but shifting — concept of addiction, so as to be true
to psychological theory and evidence-based techniques,
responsive to the range of clinical addictive problems clients
may present, and make use of the soundest scientific
concepts. Stanton Peele’s workshop will address these

Cultural competence is important for quality of care and to meet professional guidelines of care in an increasingly diverse population. This workshop will focus on two tools for culturally competent care relevant for psychologists in the DSM-5 of the American Psychiatric Association: the Outline for Cultural Formulation and the Cultural Formulation Interview. Participants will learn about cultural identity, cultural concepts of distress, cultural stressors and support, cultural features of the relationship between the clinician and individual, and how understanding these issues can improve differential diagnosis and treatment planning.  A video case and two local cases in British Columbia by participants will be presented to illustrate how the Outline for Cultural Formulation can be implemented for improved quality of care. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the elements of cultural competence and its rationale for quality of care and meeting professional guidelines of care with diverse populations. 
  2. Define the 5 parts of the DSM-5 Outline for Cultural Formulation and apply it in clinical assessment and treatment planning of patients. 
  3. Cite the 16 questions of the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) and apply it in clinical assessment of patients. 
  4. Describe the 12 Supplementary Modules of the CFI and apply them when appropriate in the clinical assessment of patients.Understand the basic principles of caregiving for developing attachment security.

About the Presenter:

Francis G. Lu, MD, is the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, at the University of California, Davis.  As an American Psychiatric Association (APA) Distinguished Life Fellow, Dr. Lu has contributed to the areas of cultural psychiatry, psychiatric education especially mentoring and career development, film and psychiatry, and psychiatry/religion/spirituality. He has presented at every APA Annual Meeting since 1984. From 2002 to 2019, he served on the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities. In 2008, the American Psychiatric Foundation awarded him an Advancing Minority Mental Health Awards, and the Association for Academic Psychiatry awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award. Since 1993, he has been a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Cultural Psychiatry Committee. At the 2016 APA Annual Meeting, President Renee Binder presented him with a Special Presidential Commendation “for extraordinary leadership and outstanding contributions to the field of cultural psychiatry.”

This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.


Important Information for Attendees:

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Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by May 18, 2020. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after May 18, 2020.


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