Across the Bridge, LLC. Presents
Asian Americans: Cultural Issues and Effective Treatment Strategies
LIVE, INTERACTIVE WEBINAR
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
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
This course is designed for mental health professionals who serve as clinicians, managers, case workers, supervisors/supervisees, students, mentors
Course content Level
Agenda-(9:00 am -12:15 pm)
Workshop Schedule Program 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 American’s 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
Culturally Appropriate Assessment
Culturally specific Diagnosis
Suicidal ideation in Asian Americans
Beyond traditional clinical intervention
Stay where they are
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
Print registration form and mail
By Phone: 609-917-4011
Register and pay with a credit card or request a registration form
Request a registration form
Deadlines, Cancellation/Refund Policies, Complaints, ADA Needs, Questions/Concerns
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].
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.
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.
Full refunds will be given to registrants up until 1 week (7 days) prior to the event.
Requests for refunds must be made in writing and mailed to Yuko 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).
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
If you have any questions, please call Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW @ 609-917-4011 or e-mail her @ [email protected].
Continuing Education 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: 4/23/21-4/23/23. Social workers completing this course receive 3 Cultural Competence
continuing education credits.
Live, interactive webinar: Certificates will be e-mailed to all attendees within 7 days:
1. Who attend the entire session
2. Return a completed course evaluation.
3. Course evaluations will be e-mailed to registrants who attend the entire session, within 30 minutes of the workshop ending.
4. Course evaluations may be e-mailed to Yuko Inzana, MSW, LCSW or mailed to the offices of Across the Bridge, LLC., 16 Vandeventer Ave #1
Princeton, NJ 08542.
What You Should Know
1. Directions on how to register on Zoom will be e-mailed to registrants upon receipt of completed registration and payment One, 15- minute break
Ample opportunity to ask questions
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
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.
Course Title: Asian Americans: Cultural Issues and Effective Course Fee: TBD
Presented by Yuko Inzana, MSW, LCSW
How to Register
E-mail: [email protected]
Mail: Yuko T. Inzana, MSW, LCSW, 16 Vandeventer Ave #1 Princeton, NJ 08542
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