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Overview of Cultural Theory of Suicide and Cultural Humility

Gail Flack, LCSW



As part of its commitment to the national Zero Suicide Initiative, Parkside is committed to using evidence-based, best-practice tools for treatment of suicide. Cultural competency has been a core value we have had to learn in training as clinicians. Cultural humility takes a more authentic approach to how and why we need to be more culturally humble as compared to competency. Cultural humility also plays a role in suicide and suicide prevention. Another theory of cultural sensitivity to suicide and suicide risk plays a key role in understanding the differences between culture and ethnicity.

Learning objectives:

1) To understand the differences between cultural humility and cultural competence in suicide risk.

2) To explore ethnic and cultural differences in approaches to suicide and the place of cultural humility within the scope of practice.

2 CEUS:  Oklahoma LPC, LADC (2 hrs. Mental Health), CADC, LCSW, LMFT,  and Case Management.  Nursing certificate of participation.  Pre-registration is required.

About the Presenter:  Gail Flack, LCSW

Gail Flack is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who currently practices in the outpatient department at Parkside. Her past experience includes prior work on inpatient psychiatric treatment units, work in Community Mental Health, residential care and various nonprofit social service organizations. She is active with and current chair of Parkside’s “Zero Suicide” committee. Flack holds a Master’s of Social work degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work, and is credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Friday, March 22, 2024
noon to 2:00 p.m. This workshop will be in the Parkside cafeteria. $ 20 covers the session, lunch and materials.


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