Multicultural Approaches to Mental Health

Multicultural Approaches to Mental Health

Multicultural Approaches to Mental Health

Multicultural Approaches to Mental Health

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As the U.S. becomes more culturally diverse, culturally sensitive medical services need to expand beyond physical health to mental health. A person’s cultural impacts a person’s perception of health and illness from how they define health and disease, their attitudes as a consumer of services, as well as the view of the healthcare providers. This course defines and discusses the importance of multicultural counseling, discusses the prevalence of mental illness in different cultures, the impact culture has on a person’s mental health perceptions and reviews multicultural approaches to mental health.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-02-21Updated 2020-02-21

Course Objectives

  • Define multicultural counseling and its importance.
  • Understand the prevalence of mental illness in different cultures.
  • Recognize the impact culture has on a person’s mental health perceptions.
  • Identify multicultural approaches to mental health.

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