Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence for Human Services Professionals

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The dedicated exploration of Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence (CH2CR) increases the cultural lens of all mental health and human service providers including those providing direct service, supervisors and support team members. The goal of this class is to enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with increasingly diverse teams. We will address the four principles of cultural humility: self-reflection and lifelong learning, client as expert, community as expert and institutional self-reflection.



At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 4-Principles of Cultural Humility
  • Apply the 4-Principles of Cultural Humility in your service context
  • Analyze the application of the 4-Principles of Cultural Humility to avoid bias, prejudice and 'isms (racism, orientation-ism, gender-ism and on)


Introductory - Intermediate

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Overview: Extra Information

This virtual class is being offered remotely at the listed days/times. Details, including instructions for accessing the online learning platform via the internet or dial-in option will be provided to registrants.


This course is eligible for a discount provided by Resilient Wisconsin and the Department of Health Services

Course Outline


Session 1

  • Agreements to have healthy and generative discussions regarding identity (race, gender, orientation and on)
  • Self-Reflection + Lifelong Learning
  • Surfacing Implicit Bias
  • Self-care

Session 2

  • Served Person as Expert: Integration of Motivational Interviewing, Trauma, and Cultural Humility
  • Learning about Identity
  • Community as Expert

Session 3

  • The intersection of Historical Trauma + Identity
  • Experiencing Bias
  • Systemic + Structural Oppression
  • Next Steps in Learning

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 12
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 1.2
American Psychological Association - Continuing Education Credit 12
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours 12
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours 12
Certified Health Education Specialist - Continuing Education Contact Hours 12
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Workers - Continuing Education Credit Hours 12
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Licensed Professional Counselors 12

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Ashley Kuehl at ashley.kuehl@wisc.edu or 608-265-4267

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructors

Shawn Smith

is a founder of Share Collaborative a human services professional development organization based in Milwaukee, WI and a Certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer and Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Member. Share Collaborative's goal is to guide professionals in learning how to engage with people struggling with the impact of trauma in ways that support them choosing to heal and transform their trauma while revering their identity. Shawn has 20+ years of applied and practical experience as a direct service provider, program director, and agency leader in residential treatment, criminal justice, education, youth services, and workforce development settings; and is a Certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer and Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) Member. He is an early adopter of Cultural Humility and in 2015 initiated the first trainer of trainers with the founder Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH.

Noor Jawad

(BSNH, CHT, RM, ADS) is a lifelong learner and masterful Life Transformation Coach and Metaphysical Teacher. Noor is a former Health and Human Services researcher/planner and program director serving diverse communities in Milwaukee and the SE Wisconsin area. She maintains a 25-year Life Transformation Coaching and Self-Care Wellness Education practice. Her services are formatted to private coaching, organizational development focus groups, workshops and retreats. She is a natural health educator, a certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, and Auricular Detox Acupuncture Specialist. She delights in sharing her skills and guidance with others as they navigate their personal psycho-emotional-spiritual evolution and professional leadership development.

Jojopahmaria Nsoroma

is an accomplished innovator and influencer of human and organizational change. She has forty years of experience making significant contributions as a human services professional, program administrator and interventionist. A wide variety of grass roots, educational and program leadership roles have given her a unique blend of skills, insights, and wisdom. As a result of her diversity, equity, and inclusion work with Share Collaborative, Jojopah has introduced the concept of Cultural Reverence, which is inspired by the methodology of Cultural Humility.