We offer trainings on cultural competence and related topics for mental health professionals, private agencies, non-profits, hospitals and town public health departments. Sign up for an upcoming training listed below or invite us for a private workshop at your agency in Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York.

The trainings offered in CT are NASW approved for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Psychologists in CT.

Trainings Offered

I. Cultural Competence Training (3 CEUs)

This 3 hour workshop prepares participants to define culture, explore biases and develop cultural competency skills. It provides the required CEUs for mental health professionals pursuing license renewals in Connecticut. Please click here... for training details. 

II. Cultural Competence : Multicultural view at Parenting (2 CEUs)

This 2 hour workshop explores multicultural views on parenting, biases imposed on parenting and the difference between abuse/neglect versus cultural practices. It provides the required CEUs for mental health professionals pursuing license renewals in Connecticut. Please click here... for training details.

Private Trainings

We create and conduct customized trainings for agencies onsite on Cultural Competence and related topics. Please contact us for details and to arrange a training in your agency. 

Please click here... if you need to register for a scheduled private training for your agency.

Upcoming Trainings

For full schedule of upcoming Workshops, please click here for Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Recent Events and Workshops

       Recent Trainings open to Public)

  • 05/19/17: Cultural Competence Training in West Hartford,CT
  • 05/12/17: NASW Annual Conference, CT
  • 04/21/17: Multi-cultural view on Parenting in Wethersfield, CT
  • 03/31/17: Cultural Competence Training in Middletown, CT
  • 03/10/17: Cultural Competence Training in West Hartford,CT

       Please click here... for full list of past trainings and client testimonials

      Recent Private Group Trainings (for Agencies)

  • 05/10/17: Cultural Competence Training for New Reach, New Haven, CT
  • 02/03/17: Cultural Competence Training for Associates for Resolution Therapy, Southport, CT
  • 01/24/17: Cultural Competence Training for Jewish Family Services, West Hartford, CT
  • 11/12/16: Cultural Competence Training for Collaborative Counseling Group, Greenwich, CT
  • 10/20/16: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Skills Training for Family Centered Services of CT

About The Trainers

Sukriti Kushwah, LMFT, Ph.D

Sukriti Kushwaha, LMFT, Ph.D

Sukriti is a New York-licensed marriage and family therapist, with a Doctorate in Emotional intelligence. She has worked in the human services field abroad and in the United States. She has also taught post-graduate counselling courses, worked as a school counsellor, worked for various nonprofits  and  has most recently been a part of a successful private practice. She is an approachable clinician and trainer with extensive experience of working with different cultures and diverse populations. Sukriti has a holistic approach to therapy and believes that the mental , physical and spiritual well being are equally significant in the healing process and in achieving one's full potential.

Ivette Betancourt, LMFT

Ivette Betancourt, LMFT

Ivette is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 30 years of experience. She currently works with couples, individuals, families and children. In the past, she has been a teacher, a social worker in the Department of Children and Families, a mental health clinician at several nonprofits, and a supervisor for other clinicians. She is bilingual (Spanish and English) and bi-cultural. She has extensive experience working with people from various cultural backgrounds. Her empathetic, nonjudgmental attitude and sense of humour make her a unique clinician and trainer. Ivette believes in a wrap around approach to therapy where the community resources all come together to support individuals and make a difference.