Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.

CWDS Curriculum


Level: Advanced Practice—Lineworker

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: New and current child welfare personnel seeking information on countertransference and setting appropriate boundaries in order to increase effectiveness in their work with clients and families

Intended Objectives:

  • Be able to identify several different varieties of CTX
  • Understand how CT can inform and help work with clients
  • Create self-care strategies
  • To understand cross-cultural transference/countertransference issues

Topics Include:

  • History of theory on countertransference
  • Schemas of countertransference
  • Cultural implications
  • Case applications

CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:

1.1 Student demonstrates sensitivity to clients’ differences in culture, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

2.15 Student understands the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles, and practices accordingly.

2.16 Student understands and can appropriately utilize authority and power in professional relationships.

2.17 Student demonstrates the ability to assess his or her own emotional responses to clients, co-workers, and situations in which the worker’s values are challenged.

3.5 Student demonstrates understanding of how the strengths perspective and empowerment approaches can influence growth, development, and behavior change.

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