Human Diversity Online Text-based Home Course (3 CE)

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 As the population demographics of the United States continue to change, therapists will encounter more and more of a diverse range of clients, each of whom has a different set of expectations about therapy. By the year 2020, demographers predict that one third of the population of the United States will be compromised of people of color, which means that both clients of color and therapists of color will bring to therapy a range of assumptions and values about the definitions of self, family, happiness, health, etc. As a result, it is important for therapists to develop skills and sensitivities to their work, and be able to adjust both their own approach and treatment interventions to the needs of their clients.

In this section, dimensions of culture such as class, age, gender, sexual orientation, and race as well as diversity of emotional expressiveness will be explored for their impact on the therapeutic relationship. Particularly highlighted is the necessity for therapists to learn how to manage their own countertransference in light of their relationship to the dominant culture and the impact of the power relationship in therapy.

Finally, the cultural values among different groups and the therapeutic impact of those cultures is discussed.

Author: Judith Glass, Ph.D.

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. Demonstrate knowledge of the dimensions of cross-cultural analysis.
  2. Assess for the dynamics found in three major ethnic subgroups.
  3. Identify four human diversity factors pertaining to the therapeutic relationship.
  4. Apply multicultural terminology when describing cross-cultural work.
  5. Analyze the therapeutic implications when working with Iranian-American, Jewish-American, and Native-American 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 can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.
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