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Multicultural Issues in Counseling - Multiracial Psychology Training

American Psychological Association (APA)

CE Credit: 3 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Web-Based

Course Abstract

This is a web-based course based on the Psychology Education and Training from Culture-Specific and Multiracial Perspectives (click link to download free public-access document) published by the American Psychological Association in 2009. Based on thorough reviews of the research literature, this 52-page document provides specific cultural information about African-American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, and multiracial populations, as well as recommendations for training and practice related to each group. This course is appropriate for any mental health professional who would like to learn more about diversity and multicultural counseling.

TBD Closeout Course #30-65 | 20 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the consequences of overgeneralizing with respect to an ethnocultural group
2. Identify key cultural values that should be understood when teaching about the Native people of the US
3. List the components of the multicultural counseling competences model
4. Describe culturally competent mental health education and training for diverse populations
5. Identify factors related to cultural self-identity among various multiracial groups in the United States

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).


This web-based course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

The difference between online and web-based courses is that web-based course documents were not created by us (they are published documents from external sources located in the public-domain for educational purposes). Please note page numbers in the abstract above as these documents are not generally formatted for printing.

About the Author(s)

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.


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