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The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century

American Psychological Association (APA)

CE Credit: 4 Hours

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

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Web-Based

Course Abstract

 
 

This a web-based course based on Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century (click link to download free public-access document) published by the American Psychological Association in 2012 (124 pages). Psychologists and other psychotherapists are, and increasingly will be, serving immigrant adults and their children in a variety of settings, including schools, community centers, clinics, and hospitals, and thus should be aware of this complex demographic transformation and consider its implications as citizens, practitioners, researchers, and faculty. This report aims specifically to describe this diverse population and address the psychological experience of immigration, considering factors that impede and facilitate adjustment. The report, which includes the recent theoretical and empirical literature on immigrants, (a) raises awareness about this growing (but poorly understood) population; (b) derives evidence-informed recommendations for the provision of psychological services for the immigrant-origin population; and (c) makes recommendations for the advancement of training, research, and policy efforts for immigrant children, adults, older adults, and families. This report is essential reading for all healthcare providers who work with first and second generation immigrants and diverse groups in the United States.

Closeout Course #40-34 | 30 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.Identify demographics of the current and historical U.S. immigrant population
2.Name common stereotypes that are associated with various immigrant groups
3.Identify acculturation issues pertaining to specific demographic sub-populations of immigrants
4.Describe challenges in assessing immigrant-origin adults and children
5.Name language- and education-related issues relevant to immigrant population
6.Describe issues pertaining to treatment of immigrants in clinical settings
CE INFORMATION

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).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

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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