Online Course » Bereavement among African Americans and Latino/a Americans

Course Description:

Mourning is the term for the culturally-informed practices through which grief is expressed. Although grief is a universal human experience, mourning varies greatly by culture and ethnic group. This material examines bereavement and mourning in African American and Latino/a American groups, discusses broader cultural issues related to assessment and intervention, and suggests questions for health providers to ask that show respect for a family’s cultural heritage.

Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss cross-cultural responses to grief and mourning in African American and Latino/a American communities; and
  • Ask culturally sensitive questions of those who are coping with the emotional aftermath of the death of a loved one.
Author Bio:

Bereavement among African Americans and Latino/a Americans

Joleen C. Schoulte is a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa and has received clinical training at UI Counseling Service and the Iowa City/Coralville Veteran's Affairs Hospital. A counselor at the Women’s Resource and Action Center, Joleen's clinical specialities include anxiety, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and geriatric issues. Joleen places much emphasis on one's experiences in the world and how individual, societal, and cultural influences have impacted one's functioning and quality of life. She views the therapeutic relationship as a safe place to process thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physiological reactions to empower individuals and improve their well-being.

Correspondence concerning this article should be directed to Joleen C. Schoulte, Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, The University of Iowa College of Education, 361 Lindquist Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1529.


Cross-cultural Responses to Grief and Mourning

National Cancer Institute
Members of the Supportive and Palliative Care Editorial Board can be found at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportive-care-board

Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
Association of Social Work Boards - view details
California Board of Registered Nursing - view details
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - view details
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details

Order Online Course

Unit Price
$12.00




Other Courses You May Be Interested In

Case Management: Confronting Difficult Issues and Addressing Anger
Case managers are often called upon to confront difficult issues when working with clients, collaterals, and colleagues. The author provides tools to help the case manager explore differences and resolve possible conflicts, and she also offers strategies for disarming and managing anger.

Loss, Grief, and Bereavement
This program describes the task-based approach to life-threatening illness, anticipatory grief, the stages of grief, and general aspects of grief therapy. The course also includes sections on children and grief and cross-cultural responses to grief and mourning.

Interviewing Children
The author describes children’s developmental stages and age-appropriate interviewing techniques that can be used in child custody evaluations. These strategies can also be used by child welfare workers when assessing a child’s safety and well-being.

Cultural Competence: The Immigrant Experience
Clinical practice currently faces a crisis of competence and conscience in the treatment of clients whose ethnicity, race, or class renders them minority groups in American society. Ethnic minority groups are the smallest users of mental health services, and when these groups do use treatment, they show the highest premature termination rate of any ...

Domestic Violence: Counseling Clients Involved with Violent Intimate Partners
This program provides information about how to assess for intimate partner violence, explores safety-related ethical issues that arise when counseling clients in IPV relationships, and explains the use of safety plans as a tool for promoting the safety of clients in IPV relationships. The material includes additional information on safety planning.

Forgot Password help button image Create Account