Conversations with Dr. Tony ft. Dr. Roberto Lewis-Fernandez on The Cultural Formulation Interview
When: Wednesday, October 30 - 12:00 PM
Duration: 1 hours
Culture influences every aspect of care in behavioral health practice. Cultural context frames communication from how individuals describe their situation and what they expect from treatment to how practitioners understand and interpret the stories of the people they see.
Dr. Roberto Lewis-Fernández and Dr. Salerno will discuss the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI), an evidence-based tool used to guide practitioners in understanding the worldviews of people seeking services. Dr. Lewis-Fernández will describe the origins of the CFI and how it is used with individuals and families to create a culturally rich mutual understanding of concerns. We will discuss how the use of this structured tool increases practitioner skills in recovery-oriented practices, including the ability to engage people in personally meaningful, collaborative plans that identify and enhance cultural strengths and are embedded in the person’s or family’s unique worldview.