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Practice with Diverse Populations: Tools for Cultural Competence

Author: Jayshree Jani, Ph.D.
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No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Over 13% of the U.S. population is foreign-born and millions more are the children of immigrants and refugees. Immigrants and refugees of the 21st century are more diverse than ever before, presenting a unique set of challenges for practitioners. This course provides an introduction to the information and skills necessary for practice with diverse populations. The course is designed to help the learner develop knowledge regarding the contextual factors which affect immigrants’ and other diverse populations’ well-being, and build practice skills to respond to their needs and particular patterns of help seeking.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Self-Awareness in Culturally Competent Practice
  • Awareness of the Limitations of Theoretical Foundations
  • Use of An Alternative Critical Framework
  • Understanding Clients’ Worldview & Creating Culturally Appropriate Interventions
  • Kleinman’s Tool to Elicit Culturally Specific Health and Mental Health Beliefs

Learning Objectives

  • List the contextual factors which influence the well-being of immigrants and refugees, and other diverse populations.
  • Describe the different ways in which the value systems of non-dominant populations influence their patterns of help-seeking behavior.
  • Explain the importance of self-awareness and self-understanding for successful practice with diverse populations.

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