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Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health Practices

This online certificate is designed for students who want to learn about the mental health needs of various ethnic/cultural/gender groups, and guidelines for practice. It is open to students who are currently in graduate programs, or those at the post-master’s level who are interested in additional training in this area.

Application and Admission

Prospective students should send a letter of intent and a graduate transcript to the Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education, P.O. Box 413, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 53201. A graduate GPA of at least 3.0 or concurrent enrollment in a graduate degree program with a GPA of at least 3.0 is required for admission. Those not already admitted to a UWM graduate program must complete the UW System online admission application. Select “Graduate courses for personal/professional enrichment” as your reason for applying.

Applicants should contact the Certificate Coordinator, Educational Psychology, School of Education, P.O. Box 413, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 53201, tel: 414-229-4767, e-mail: edpsydpt@uwm.edu for questions.

Certificate Requirements

All certificate students are required to complete COUNS 704 and 705. Students may not transfer credits into the certificate program.

COUNS 704: Multicultural Guidelines: Overview and Ethics. (3 credits)
COUNS 705: Multicultural Practice: Awareness and knowledge of others. (3 credits)

Students must successfully complete these two courses. They may then choose 3 of the following Multicultural Mental Health Guidelines courses (total 9 credits):

Working with Latinos (COUNS 740)
Working with LGBT populations (COUNS 741)
Working with Asian Americans (COUNS 742)
Working with African Americans (COUNS 743)
Work with First Nations Persons (COUNS 744)
Working with Men (COUNS 745)

Exit Requirements

To earn the certificate, students must complete all certificate courses with a grade of B or better. No Incomplete (I) grades will be given. The program must be completed within three years of initial enrollment in the certificate program.


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