Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health Practices: Working with African Americans
This online class is designed to provide individuals with multicultural mental health information as it pertains to African Americans in the United States. The class addresses areas related to demographics, historical factors, and sociopolitical issues for African Americans and their influence on mental health.
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.
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.