Zur Institute, INNOVATIVE RESOURCES and ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION Sign In
New Users          

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

 

Cultural Diversity

Clinical Update
By Zur Institute

View a complete list of Clinical Updates.

 

For an online course on Cultural Diversity for 6 CE Credit Hours: https://www.zurinstitute.com/diversitycourse.html

 

The importance of multicultural competence is indisputable in light of the following facts:

  • "We are fast becoming a multicultural, multiracial, and multilingual society. The recently released 2000 U.S. Census reveals that within several short decades, persons of color will become a numerical majority."
  • Those same Year 2000 Census results indicated that:
  • Over 50% of the state of California is composed of minority groups.
  • Over 30% of New York City is internationally born.
  • Approximately 70% of the District of Columbia is African American.
  • Close to 37% of San Francisco is Asian American.
  • Nearly 70% of Miami is Latino.
  • Increasing diversity is the result of greater immigration of ethnic minorities and the higher birth rates among the minority populations when compared to their Caucasian counterparts.
  • According to Census data, approximately 45% of public school students are people of color.
  • Racism can directly impact the health status for persons of color and result in decreased life span and susceptibility to illness.
  • Racial/ethnic minority groups have less access to health care. The nature of services is woefully inadequate; they are more likely to be medically uninsured; and the services provided are often inferior and more likely to result in the death of racial/ethnic minority clients.
  • Clinicians, like the rest of the population, are not immune from inheriting the biases, stereotypes and values of the larger society. And, try as they might to avoid doing so, they may unintentionally act out these biases in the treatment of their clients of color.

 
Our course is an attempt to proactively respond to Wing Sue's (2003) reminder that, "Culture-specific mental health treatments consistent with the cultural values and life experiences of a particular group may prove more effective than conventional forms of treatments."

 

 

Accommodations for Disabilities                   Clinical Updates Email Sign Up                  Refund & Course Exchange Policies


     

  APA NBCC NAADC ASWB

      Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube

Online CE Courses
CE Board Approvals
60 Essential Clinical Forms
HIPAA Compliance Kit
Private Practice Handbook
Free Online Resources
Organizational Discounts
Site Map

Teaching
Consulting
Expert Witness
Issues Facing Teenagers
Boundaries & Dual Relationships
About Us
Info for the General Public
ADA Policy & Grievance
Privacy, Disclaimer, Terms of Use, DMCA


© 1995 - 2018 ZUR INSTITUTE, Inc.             Ofer Zur, Ph.D. Director             Contact Zur Institute, Inc.