Multicultural Issues in Counseling

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This course examines the history and culture of Native American Indians, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Middle Eastern Americans, White Americans, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals and discusses prominent mental health and cultural issues of each group. The material emphasizes the importance of understanding the socio-cultural factors that affect psychological development and well-being for members of these groups. The content of this continuing education program is adapted from The Professional Counselor's Desk Reference. Used by permission of Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE course is designated as intermediate.


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Author Bio

Irmo Marini, PhD, DSc, CRC, CLCP, is currently a professor in the department of rehabilitation at the University of Texas-Pan American. He earned his master's in clinical psychology from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Canada, and his PhD in rehabilitation from Auburn University in Alabama. Over his 22-year academic career, Dr. Marini earned two outstanding faculty research awards at Arkansas State, three faculty research awards at Pan-American, two outstanding teaching awards at Pan-American, and one service award. On a national level, he was the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Education Award by the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, and, a year later, received the 2010 James F. Garrett Distinguished Career Award in rehabilitation research from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association. He was also voted the National Council on Rehabilitation Education's 2013 recipient of the Rehabilitation Educator of the Year Award. In 2012, Dr. Marini received an honorary doctorate in science from his alma mater, Lakehead University. To date, he has published more than 75 peer-reviewed journal publications and 30 book chapters, and coauthored and coedited four books on counseling and rehabilitation counseling psychology-related topics. He is former president of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and former chair of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LPC, DCMHS, CRC, CCM, is a professor and coordinator of the Military and Trauma Counseling Certificate Program he developed in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies at East Carolina University. He holds a doctoral and master's degree in rehabilitation counseling. Dr. Stebnicki is also certified by the Washington, DC-based crisis response team National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) and North Carolina's American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health crisis team. Dr. Stebnicki is an active teacher, researcher, and practitioner with more than 30 years' experience working with the mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation needs of persons who have traumatic stress, chronic illnesses, and disabilities. He has written six books: The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability (6th ed., 2012, Springer Publishing), The Professional Counselors' Desk Reference (first and second editions, 2008 and 2016, Springer Publishing), Empathy Fatigue: Healing the Mind, Body, and Spirit of Professional Counselors ( 2008, Springer Publishing), What Is Adolescent Mental Health Helping Disconnected and At-Risk Youth to Become Whole ( 2007), and Youth At-Risk: Foundations of Adolescent Mental Health and Resiliency (2005). He has written more than 26 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at more than 85 regional, state, and national conferences, seminars, and workshops, on topics ranging from youth violence, traumatic stress, empathy fatigue, and the psychosocial aspects of adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Dr. Stebnicki has served on multiple professional counseling and accreditation boards. He served on the crisis response team for the Westside Middle School shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas (March 24, 1998), and has done many stress debriefings with private companies, schools, and government employees after incidents of workplace violence, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. His youth violence prevention program, the Identification, Early Intervention, Prevention, and Preparation (IEPP) Program, has been awarded national recognition by the American Counseling Association (ACA) Foundation for its vision and excellence. Other accolades include consulting with former president Bill Clinton's staff on addressing the students of Columbine High School after their critical incident (April 20, 1999).

Dibya D. Choudhuri, PhD, NCC, CMHS, ACS
Department of Counseling & Applied Behavioral Studies
University of St. Joseph
West Hartford, Connecticut

Angela D. Ferguson, PhD
Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology
Director of Graduate Studies
Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies
Howard University
Washington, DC

Euchay N. Horsman, MS, CRC, LPCI
Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation Counseling Program
University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas

Nathalie D. Mizelle, PhD, CRC, LPC
Positive Influences, Inc.
Dove United Counseling Services
Greenville, North Carolina

Chuck Reid, PhD, CRC, AAC, ICAADC, SAP
Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation
University of Texas-Pan American
Edinburg, Texas

Valerie J. Rodriguez, MS, CRC
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Rehabilitation
University of Texas-Pan American
Edinburg, Texas

Maria G. Romero-Ramirez, MS, CRC
Clinical Instructor
Department of Psychology
Texas A&M International University
Laredo, Texas

Winona F. Simms, PhD
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Director of American Indian and Alaska Native Program
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California


CE Approvals

At Health is an APA-Approved Sponsor At Health, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health, LLC maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an NBCC-Approved SponsorAt Health, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6949. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. At Health, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education through the co-sponsorship of At Health, LLC, and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the California Board of NursingAt Health, LLC is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 17059. California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, LLC, to fulfill their CE requirements.

At Health is an Approved Sponsor of the Texas State Board of ExaminersAt Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #7566.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

At Health, LLC is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, provider # 3303.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee. is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health, LLC at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Define the major ethnic and racial groups in the United States
  • Discuss the history of the major ethnic and racial groups
  • Identify barriers experienced by minority clients who seek mental health services
  • Discuss therapeutic considerations important to sexual minorities

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