Culturally Competent Practice:
Delivering an Indigenous Peoples Scope for Health & Wellbeing 


Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Presented by: Dr. Alice Kay Locklear
Noon Alaska Standard Time
VIA: CE On-Line Institute
1 Cross Cultural Credit
NASW Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $35.00
NASW Students Members NO Certificate: FREE
Students Members w/ CE Certificate: $10.00


Learning Objectives:
  1. Provide meaning to cultural competence dynamics
  2. Understand importance of self-awareness
  3. Increase awareness of the service gaps with Indigenous Peoples
  4. Recognize bias in service delivery
  5. Apply knowledge of Indigenous Peoples sovereignty in the relationship-building
  6. Delivery of linear and circular model approaches to successful interventions
  7. Address Skill-based practice for decision-making with Indigenous Peoples
  8. Bring attention to professional values and ethics
  9. Complete a self-reflection in service delivery to Indigenous Peoples 

Dr. Alice Kay Locklear is and ACSW professional dedicated to the ethical practice of the profession. She is enthusiastic about working with diverse populations while recognizing the meaning of minority and oppressions in her work addressing multifaceted social disparities and inequalities. Dr. Kay is an Associate Professor with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is a member of NASW and CSWE, a Child Welfare Ambassador, and Land Keeper, wherein she acquired and embraced the meanings of commitment, responsibility, persistence, and ancestry, sovereignty, and promise.

Dr. Kay is experienced in clinical practices, mental health and substance abuse, agency consultation, collaborator, and trainer. She considers it a privilege to serve as an advocate in areas such as cultural competence, integration of circular interventions, and Indigenous Peoples healing. Dr. Locklear is active in social work curricula instrumentation and serves on local, national, and international committees. One of the most recent appointed committees is the National Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (NCORED).

Savoring her historical roots in country living, she treasures family and friends, embraces poetry, writing, spirituality, interior design, fishing, for overall health and wellbeing. In further reaching life’s goals, she volunteers in various service projects. It is Dr. Kay Locklear’s aspiration is to make positive distinguishable contributions by giving back to her community, state, and nation, while further reaching across the globe raising awareness to cultural awareness and unity through education.

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Continuing Education

Addressing Implicit Bias and Stigma of People Who Use Drugs

An overview of harm reduction, key concepts, and traditional values guiding work with indigenous people experiencing substance use disorders. Native-focused suggestions for addressing drug use among individuals, organizations, and communities are also provided.

This program has been approved for 1 contact hour (Alaska Native or Substance Abuse) by the NASW-Alaska Chapter, and may be used to meet continuing education requirements for Social Work Licensure/Certification renewal.

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Addressing Implicit Bias and Stigma of People Who Use Drugs

Ethics in Rural Practice: There Isn't Always an Exact Answer

Social work and mental health practice in isolated and remote areas, especially in Alaska, can be challenging and present ethical dilemmas usually more easily avoided in urban settings. This presentation will cover issues such as unavoidable dual relationships, confidentiality issues, issues related to social media, and how to feel comfortable making decisions where no clear right answer exists. This is a presentation that is also meant to facilitate group discussion regarding these topics.

Credit: 1 Substance Use Disorder, 1 Alaska Native
Course Number: AK-3
Original Program Date: February 20, 2020
Duration: 47 minutes

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J.T. Bolin, LCSW is a mental health clinician in Fairbanks, AK. Most recently, he spent the past five years working as mental health clinician and clinical director in Dillingham, AK where he provided community mental health and psychotherapy services to children, families, and adults in remote villages and towns across the Bristol Bay region. Previously, he provided community mental health and family therapy services to inner-city youth and their families in St. Louis, MO. He is presently the Vice President of the NASW Alaska Chapter and the chairman of the Ethics Committee. He specializes in child and family therapy, personality disorders, chronically suicidal and destructive behaviors, and difficult to engage individuals as well as extensive experience collaborating with child protective workers and family courts. 

Nina Corbett LCSW was raised in Alaska and is a tribal member of Curyung in Bristol Bay. She was originally introduced to NASW during graduate school. She has worked as a clinician providing consultation, therapy and supervision in both an agency setting and private practice.  Nina is the regional supervisor for the Division of Juvenile Justice in Dillingham, and the current President of the Alaska Chapter of NASW. She is no the Ethics committee with JT Bolin. She has previous background as a mental health therapist, clinical supervisor and private practitioner. She loves to fish, garden, pick berries, and spend time with family in her free time.

Frank Ponziano LPCS, MAC, CDCS is an Early Interventions Clinical Supervisor in Fairbanks Alaska and honored to serve the TCC communities with compassion and love. My focus is access to care, utilization and clinical supervision to a team of varying positions, which include intake coordinator, clinical associate, SUD counselor, case managers and clinicians. I have training with addictions, grief and loss, and emotional regulation; in which I practice through a relational framework based on empathy and connection. I have experience providing individual, group, family and community-based interventions in both urban and rural communities such as Chicago IL, Fairbanks and Barrow AK. Lastly, I travel, as needed, throughout the interior, providing supervision and interventions face-to-face, as well as virtually. 

Delivery Method: remotely using Zoom

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