CE program for professionals

Asian Americans: Cultural Issues and Effective Treatment Strategies (3 Cultural Competence CE credits)


LOCATION: TBD (this will be a live, in-person workshop.)

TIME: 9:00 am-12:15 pm

**This workshop is approved by the ASWB/ACE Individual Course/Conference Approval program for social workers licensed in New Jersey and other states that recognize approvals by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Individual Course/Conference Approval program. **

Join Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW for an informative and interactive workshop in which participants will leave being able to:

1.  Identify the diversity, complexity and history of the Asian American population
2.  Implement effective and practical strategies to improve the therapeutic alliance by     
     recognizing Asian American’s perspective on mental health and social services
3.  Develop practical and effective assessment tools and intervention while working with Asian Americans

Course Description

Asian Americans used to be called “others,” and are currently one of the fastest growing populations in the US.  Studies on Asian American’s mental health issues are limited and they are often referred to as “the model minorities.”  Some studies point out that the misconception and limited knowledge of mental health issues among Asian Americans are the main reasons for their underutilization of treatment and social services.  The workshop will identify the diversity and complexity of Asian Americans and address common clinical and cultural issues.  The participants will also learn effective and practical approaches and techniques to establish a therapeutic alliance with the population.  Case studies are also included in the workshop.

Target Audience

This course is designed for mental health professionals who serve as clinicians, managers, case workers, supervisors/supervisees, students, mentors and educators.
The course content Level is intermediate.

Agenda-(9:00 am -12:15 pm)

Workshop Schedule Begins: 9:00 am

Program ends: 12:15 pm

There will be one 15 minute break.

Program Begins (Time 9 am) Introduction (9:00-9:10 am)

Introduction of the presenter

Overview of today's workshop and agenda

Define Asian population in the world (9:10-9:35 am)

Diversity of Asian population in the world Geographical, Religious, Cultural differences among Asians

History of some of the Asian countries

Define Asian American population (9:35-10:10 am)

Break down of Asian Americans by statistics

Asian American migration history

Racial Discrimination in Asian Americans

Increased hate crimes against Asian Americans during the Covid 19 pandemic

Asian Americans’ common clinical issues (10:10–10:30 am)

Asian American's view on mental health, addiction problems

Asian Americans in a clinical setting

Impact on Stereotypes

**BREAK 15 MINUTES (10:30-10:45 am)

Effective assessment/treatment tools (10:45-11:30 am)

How to establish a trustful relationship

Effective approaches

Culturally appropriate assessment

Culturally specific diagnosis

Suicidal ideation in Asian Americans

Beyond traditional clinical intervention

Stay where they are

Effective self disclosure

Case Studies (11:30-12:00 pm) Case studies #1, #2, #3

Q&A (12:00 pm -12:15 pm)

Program ends (12:15 pm)    

How to Register

Phone: 609-917-4011
E-mail: [email protected]
Mail: Across the Bridge, LLC. Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW, 16 Vandeventer Ave #1 Princeton, NJ 08542

Registration Form: registration-form-for-website.docx

Course Completion

 For those who registered by phone or via mail, certificates will be handed to all participants who attend the entire session and complete a course evaluation.

For those  who register on-site, certificates will be emailed/mailed within 7 days to those participants who attended the entire session and complete a course evaluation.

Deadlines, Cancellation/Refund Policies, Complaints, ADA Needs, Questions/Concerns

1. If participants have any questions or concerns or are dissatisfied with any part of the registration process, facilities, non-receipt of certificates,  the presenter or the presentation, or any other complaints, they should contact Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW, the program administrator directly @ 609-917-4011 or @[email protected]

2. In order to assist in the ethical and timely resolution of grievances, Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW’s Auxiliary Social Work Consultant, Leslie Tsukroff, MSW, LCSW will be actively involved in addressing and resolving all disputes.  
3. If the results of the grievance process are unsatisfactory, New Jersey social workers have the option to contact the approving entity, with an option to appeal to their licensing board. All complaints will be responded to within 7 days from the receipt of the complaint.

4. Full refunds will be given to registrants up until 1 week (7 days) prior to the event. 

5. Requests for refunds must be made in writing and mailed to Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW, 16 Vandeventer Ave #1 Princeton, NJ 08542 or via e-mail to [email protected] Mail and E-mail registration deadline is 3 days prior to the event (Event date TBD).

6. Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW. would be happy to accommodate your ADA Needs.  Please call (609-917-4011) to discuss at least 2 weeks prior to event.

7. If you have any questions, please call Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW @ 609-917-4011 or e-mail her @ [email protected]


Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW has been providing clinical treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ issues, cultural identity and family relationship issues for over 18 years.  She began her private practice in the Princeton area in 2011.  Prior to starting her full time practice in 2017, Yuko has worked in various different settings, including a settlement house for new immigrants, outpatient and residential programs and in a hospital. 
Yuko obtained her MSW degree in 2003 from Fordham University and completed her postgraduate training in Bowen Family Systems Theory Level I & II at Rutgers University.
As a bilingual and bicultural Clinical Social Worker, Yuko also provided the first DV workshop in Japanese at the Japan Society in NYC in 2003.  She continues to provide various psychoeducational workshops that focus on mental health, social justice and cultural assimilation issues for Japanese immigrants in New Jersey.

CE Credit Information

Asian Americans: Cultural Issues and Effective Treatment Strategies,  Course #xxx is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Yuko Inzana, MSW, LCSW  as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: [dates]. Social workers completing this course receive 3 Cultural Competence continuing education credits.