Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates provides keynote presentations, workshops, seminars, consultations, and training focusing on clinical, administrative, research and educational issues related to cultural competence, transcultural health care & mental health.

Our Model of Service

“Paradoxically, cultural competemility is simultaneously
both the process of becoming
and the process of being .”

Dr. Campinha-Bacote

The Process of Cultural Competemility in the Delivery of Healthcare Services defines cultural competemility as “the synergistic process between cultural humility and cultural competence in which cultural humility permeates the five components of cultural competence: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural desire, and cultural encounters.  Paradoxically, cultural competemility is simultaneously both the process of becoming and the process of being.  Healthcare professionals must engage in the process of becoming culturally competent while synchronously being engaged in the process of cultural humility.  This model begins and ends with the seeking and experiencing of many cultural encounters.  It is only through the infusion of cultural humility into continuous cultural encounters that one acquires cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill and cultural desire.  From this perspective, cultural competemility can be viewed as an ongoing journey of unremitting encounters. For more information about this model and its development, please click onto this (link).

What Does C.A.R.E. Stand For?

Clinical – We provide direct and indirect consultation regarding clients with health care and mental health issues related to their cultural and/or ethnic background.

Administrative – We provide agencies with consultation, training and presentations regarding such administrative issues as organizational cultural competence, recruitment and retention of minorities, and cultural diversity in the workforce.

Research – We provide consultation on research grants, demonstration projects, and proposals in the areas of cultural competency and the delivery of culturally responsive healthcare services and cultural competence in the health professions.

Educational
– We conduct workshops, seminars and presentations on various topics of cultural competence in health care and mental health, as well as provide in-service education to clinicians and other healthcare providers on cultural competence.