Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health Practices: Working With LGBTQ

Develop an understanding of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) population in the United States, including demographic characteristics and sociopolitical history, in order to discern influences on mental health. Discuss specific topics such as LGBTQ identity, intersection of multiple identities and social class.


Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the demographic characteristics and influences for LGBTQ individuals and communities
  • Understand the sociopolitical and historical issues for LGBTQ communities
  • Increase awareness of culture and cultural values of LGBTQ individuals and communities


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.

Course available Sept. 1-30

Location: Online

Instructor: Ernesto Lira

Fee: $79

CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 15

Program Number: 7740-9705

Registration Deadline: Mon., Aug. 28

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