Free Online Workshop “Working with Migrants” (eCALD)

Diversity Counselling New Zealand’s Seminar
for Helping Professionals and Community Leader

Free Online Workshop
Provided by eCALD
Hosted by Diversity Counselling New Zealand

Date: Friday 26 November 2021, 9:30am – 11:30am (2 Hours)
Delivery Mode: Facilitated by an educator via Zoom
Educator: Choi Foong Kew (eCALD)
Maximum: 20 participants
Please RSVP to with your name, occupation, organisation name, email address by 19th November.

Course information:
This course is intended for anyone working in secondary care, primary care or mental health services. The aim of this course is to build practitioner’s awareness of the settlement challenges faced by migrants; and to develop awareness of the diverse models of health and wellbeing, help seeking behaviours and expectations of healthcare from
migrant patients.

eCALD Module 1 Culture and Cultural Competency (pre-requisite); eCALD Module 4 Working with Interpreters (highly recommended). If you have not done these modules, please visit to take up at least the online Module 1 course prior to attending this course.

Who can enrol:
Health professionals working in secondary care, primary care, NGO health sectors, community leaders.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe some emotional reactions to migration and build awareness of the challenges faced throughout the migrant journey.
  • Gain insight into the phases of settlement and acculturation process and its impact on family units.
  • Broadly understand the explanatory models of health including supernatural, religious and humoral models.
  • Know what to consider when raising sensitive issues with migrant patients.
  • Know what to consider to accommodate health beliefs and faith-based practices.

On completing this course you will have greater insight into how the migration process impacts health and wellbeing of individuals and family units; better understanding of western and non-western explanatory models of health and how to accommodate these; and developed new skills around how to raise sensitive issues with migrants.