Asian-American Clients Online Text-based Home Course (2 CE)

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This course explores the issues counselors encounter while working with Asian-American clients, the fastest growing minority group in the United States. The course examines the diversity of the Asian-American community and discusses how socioeconomic background, generational differences, spiritual values, gender and sex roles, and sexual orientation can contribute to each client's unique identity within an Asian-American framework. This presentation also outlines strategies for better cross-cultural communication through tools such as collaborative goal setting, empathy, and cultivating curiosity. Other topics discussed include the "Collectivism vs. Individualism" paradigm, racism and discrimination, shame issues, and culture-bound syndrome.

Author: Sharon Law, M.A., LMFT

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the cultural features that are common to Asian-American clients, as well as diversity features within Asian-American groups.
  2. Utilize techniques related to cultural diversity to convey empathy, set goals and enhance communication.
  3. Work with treatment issues which may be salient among Asian-American clients, such as shame and racism.
  4. Develop overall cultural competency in treating diverse clients.

Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:

  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs canĀ fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.