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Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health Practices: Working With African Americans Available Online


Increase your awareness of mental health information as it pertains to African Americans in the United States. Address areas related to demographics, historical factors and sociopolitical issues for African Americans with particular attention to influential contemporary issues and practice considerations.


Specific concepts such as identity, acculturation, cultural values, religion and spirituality, traditional health beliefs, gender role socialization, and social class will also be discussed. Attention will be given to influential contemporary issues and practice considerations.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of demographic characteristics and influences for African American individuals, families, and communities, such as within group differences, social class, and cultural values.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sociopolitical and historical issues for African American communities.
  • Increase awareness of culture and cultural values of African American individuals, families, and communities, including the roles of religion, spirituality, gender role, racial identity development, and the intersection of multiple identities.

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You will be emailed information regarding how to setup your username and password for the online course the week prior to the start date of the class.
Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $79
CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7


Fall 2015 Human Services Catalog
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