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Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health Practices: Working with African Americans

Gain essential multicultural mental health information as it pertains to African Americans in the United States, including demographics and sociocultural and political histories. As the number of African Americans involved in the criminal justice and human service systems continue to increase, it has become a critical need to exam the historical trauma of African Americans in determining the basis and outcomes of mental health issues in their community. This course will address areas related to perceived racism, demographic characteristics, historical factors, and sociopolitical issues for African Americans and how they influence and impact mental health. Specific topics such as identity, 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.

Who Should Attend

Those who are interested in examining social problems in cultural, historical, and current political contexts; who seek to understand social problems from multiple perspectives; and who would like to investigate the opportunity of change among individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of demographic characteristics and influences for African American individuals, families, and communities, such as within group differences, social class, and cultural values
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of sociopolitical and historical issues for African American communities
  3. 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

Notes

Access to Course Site
You will receive an email approximately one week prior to the start date of the class with instructions on setting up your username and password and how to access the online course site.

Course Requirements
This is an instructor-facilitated, online asynchronous course. You are required to have routine access to a computer with Internet (we highly recommend a high speed connection such as DSL or cable modem). You are also required to have a recent version of Microsoft Office Suite or comparable program to include Microsoft Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations) in order to both view and create documents needed to participate in this course.

Course materials will be provided in the online course site (D2L).

Expectations
Each week you will be given readings and assignments to complete. Each week you will be expected to log in and complete assignments within the deadlines given in order to be awarded CEUs and the certificate of completion. However, within the deadline you will be able to complete the readings and assignments at your leisure.

Completion
Certificates of Completion will be mailed within two weeks after the last day of class.

Course available Nov. 1-30

Location: Online

Instructor: Will Smith M.S.Ed

Fee: $79

CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 15

Program Number: 7740-9473

Registration Deadline: Mon., Oct. 31

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Course available June 1-30, 2017

Location: Online

Instructor: Will Smith M.S.Ed

Fee: $79

CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 15

Program Number: 7740-9474

Registration Deadline: Wed., May 31, 2017

Register Now

Course available Nov. 1-30, 2017

Location: Online

Instructor: Will Smith M.S.Ed

Fee: $79

CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 15

Program Number: 7740-9704

Registration Deadline: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

Register Now