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: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
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)
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.