- A person's culture includes all aspects of their background that influence their perspective, including not only race/ethnicity but also age, gender, sexual orientation, occupation, religion, and socioeconomic background?
- Culture affects everyone's expectations about illness and treatment?
- Asking about recipients' cultural views and values improves satisfaction with care, even when they and providers share the same language and ethnicity?
- Racial/ethnic minorities who feel their cultural views are misunderstood by their providers have seven times the odds of ending treatment prematurely?
Clearly, addressing a person's cultural background and identity during a clinical evaluation is important.
But how can this be done briefly and yet in a way that enhances care?
The Cultural Formulation Interview (Core Version) is a 16-question semi-structured interview that was included in DSM-5 to help providers conduct a culturally informed evaluation and carry out treatment and service planning after an international field trial found it feasible, acceptable, and useful.
This course trains providers in how to use the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI), with extensive use of videos and interactive exercises:
1. Introduction, including a description of culture and cultural
assessment as applied to mental health care
Example of how cultural misunderstanding can lead to
Description of each core CFI domain and other CFI resources
for a comprehensive cultural assessment
Video segments from 5 interviews illustrating the use of the
Interactive exercises to facilitate implementation of the CFI in
your work setting
Providers can access this course through CPI's learning management system.
To view this course:
*Click on the "Browse for Training" icon
*Click on "Culture"
*Click on "Using the Cultural Formulation Interview"
*Click on "Launch"