Online Course » Cultural Competence: The Immigrant Experience

Course Description:
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 social group. Three experts discuss culture, class, gender, the family life cycle and how to work more effectively with minority and immigrant clients and families. This CE course is designated as intermediate.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
  • Recognize the impact of cultural assumptions on clinical practice with minorities and immigrants
  • Identify some of America's immigration tracks and categories
  • Help immigrants develop a shared story about their migration.
Intended Audience:
Psychologists, mental health counselors,marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses,case workers
Author Bio:
Monica McGoldrick, PhD, Director of the Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, is also Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She was visiting professor at Fordham University School of Social Service for twelve years. For five years she was Co-Director of the Cultural Competence Training Center for Central New Jersey, under a grant to provide organizational consultation and training for mental health agencies in New Jersey.

Kenneth Y. Geman, JD, is an immigration attorney with offices in Chicago, Illinois. He is past chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association Chapter in Illinois. Attorney Geman was awarded a BS from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law. He also is a graduate of the U.S. Army Medical Service Basic Officer Course and the Brooke Army Medical Center Surgeon's Assistant's Course.

Celia Jaes Falicov, PhD, is an internationally known family therapy author, teacher, and clinician. A licensed clinical psychologist, she is clinical professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and directs prevention and mental health services for immigrant clients at the Medical Student Run Free Clinic of the University of California, San Diego. She is past president (1999-2001) of the American Family Therapy Academy.
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