Multicultural Mental Health Practice with Older Adults: APA Guidelines

Multicultural Mental Health Practice with Older AdultsThis NEW web-based online continuing education course requires 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. This course is based on a report from the American Psychological Association regarding multicultural competency in geropsychology and is relevant for any mental health professional working with older adults. The APA report summarizes the work of the American Psychological Association Committee on Aging and its Working Group on Multicultural Competency in Geropsychology. The purposes are to: explore the key issues regarding the infusion of multicultural competence throughout geropsychology; make recommendations for future action addressing practice, research, education and training, and public policy issues; and inform psychologists of existing resources to improve their own multicultural competence in working with older adults. Course #10-33 | 2010 | 10 posttest questions | 4 page course download includes instructions, direct links to online course materials, and posttest questions

CE Credit: 1 Hours (0.1 CEUs)
Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, MFTs, OTs
Learning Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

1. Define geropsychology, culture, and cultural competence
2. Describe several features of the aging process
3. Identify multicultural concerns with regard to the aging process.
4. Apply a model of discrimination to understanding ageism
5. Identify several characteristics of a multiculturally competent provider of geropsychological services
6. Describe methods for improving services and healthcare to older adults

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. The document on which this course is based was compiled and written by members of the American Psychological Association.

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