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Cultural Humility CEU Workshop

April 15, 2024

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Cultural Humility CEU Workshop

July 19, 2024
$20 for CEUs, $10 for no CEUs
This course fulfills the cultural competency requirement for licensure in Illinois (LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC).

This instructor-led 120-minute training will focus on enhancing the ability to use cultural humility and cultural informed practice strategies within your work.  Participants will have the opportunity to increase self-awareness of individual bias and prejudice, engage in reflective practice regarding their own culture, and address communication challenges and other unintentional blunders that may adversely affect the therapeutic process. This training will also provide strategies that individual practitioners can use to recover from these blunders and incorporate cultural humility in their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the components of culture and socialization and engage in reflection to enhance self-awareness.
  2. Apply the H.U.M.B.L.E. model within practice and other Cultural Humility strategies.
  3. Recognize and Practice Recovering from Blunders.

Registration Options:

If you do not need CEUs for social work licensure, register via the link below:


If you do need CEUs for LCSW/LSW or LCPC/LPC, register via the link below:


Workshop Presenters

Nicole Eschenbach is a Field Specialist with the Provider Assistance and Training Hub (PATH) at the University of Illinois School of Social Work. Nicole provides training and field support for a variety of tools and treatment models including IM+CANS, IM-CAT & Crisis Safety Planning, Treatment Planning, Therapeutic Mentoring, and Motivational Interviewing. Nicole holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Nicole has spent most of her career as a service provider to children, adolescents, and families in a variety of community mental health programs. She has experience as a SASS Crisis Worker, SASS Therapist, and a school-based therapist/Wraparound Facilitator serving clients and their families in two of the largest and diverse school districts in Illinois. Nicole also has experience supervising and supporting a team of Crisis Specialists providing community-based Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) to individuals experiencing mental health emergencies.

Ghada Abdalla serves as a Family Advocate Specialist for the School of Social Work PATH Program. She assists in the development and delivery of training for Family Peer Supporters. She helped create an FPS program in CT, and she continues to help create content and improve the quality of the FPS program.
Ghada graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology in Egypt. After earning her clinical diploma there, she worked as a psychologist in Egypt for a few years. She started a non-profit center to help young parents and their children with disabilities. Ghada was a teacher for eight years, and she continued her support for parents in multiple countries, starting with Egypt all the way to the US. She also supported parents in multiple states, such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois. Ghada recently earned her master’s in social work from UIUC. Ghada has a lot of lived experience that showed her the resilience that can come from hardships. She enjoys learning and playing with her four children. She is eager to learn and help in any way she can.

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