Multicultural Issues in Counseling

Multicultural Issues in CounselingThis is a web-based course requiring an internet connection to access the required online reading materials. Course instructions provide direct links to the free, public-access online documents and available resources. Based on thorough reviews of the research literature, the first document provides an understanding of the psychological factors underlying racism and the most effective means for counteracting racism on both personal and systemic levels. The next two documents are APA task-force reports, the first entitled Psychology Education and Training from Culture-Specific and Mulitracial Perspectives: Critical Issues and Recommendations and the second entitled Psychological Treatment of Ethnic Minority Populations. These task force reports provide specific cultural information about African-American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, and multiracial populations, as well as recommendations for training and practice related to each group. This course is appropriate for any mental health professional who would like to learn more about diversity and multicultural counseling. Course #40-25 | 2010 | 40 posttest questions | 8 page course download includes instructions, links to online course materials, and posttest questions

CE Credit: 4 Hours (0.4 CEUs)
Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, MFTs, OTs, RDs
Learning Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the psychological principles behind the formation of prejudice.
  2. Identify effective methods for changing prejudiced attitudes.
  3. Describe culturally competent education and training for conducting mental health services with African-American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian populations.
  4. Identify factors related to cultural competence when providing mental health services for African-American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian populations.

About the Author(s):

The American Psychological Association (APA), located in Washington, D.C., is a professional organization with more than 150,000 members, including researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. All the documents on which this course is based were compiled and written by members of the American Psychological Association. Full lists of authors are available in the documents.


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