Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health Practices: Working With Hmong Americans

Explore the history of Hmong people, and learn about their immigration, acculturation, identity, kinship and family. You will also begin understanding Hmong gender roles, religion and spirituality, beliefs about health and wellness education, counseling considerations, and other psycho-sociocultural influences.

This course is designed to familiarize you with necessary information that is critical to understanding the Hmong-American population in the United States, including demographics and sociocultural and political histories. Specific concepts and frames of reference, such as immigration, acculturation, identity (including the intersection of multiple identities), family structure, gender role socialization, religion and spirituality, beliefs about health and wellness, help seeking, and other relevant psycho-sociocultural influences will be discussed. Attention will be given to contemporary issues facing Hmong Americans as well as the diversity within.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand relevant demographic, sociocultural, and political histories relevant to working with Hmong Americans
  • Learn psycho-sociocultural factors critical in understanding Hmong-American population
  • Be familiarized with Hmong-American worldviews about health and wellness and seeking help


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).

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.

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

Dates and locations to be announced.