Jan 28, 2023  
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SOCW 651 - Multicultural Health and Mental Health: Prevention, Evaluation, Treatment


3 Credits
This course explorers factors contributing to mental health disparities across the life cycle as experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations, immigrants and refugees, low-income communities and LGBTQI persons. Students consider strategies to reduce stigma and stereotyping in health care, to improve cross-cultural and language barriers in the clinical encounter, and to promote social determinants of health. Students explore multiple dimensional theories of the self, including biological, emotional, cognitive and spiritual facets that influence a person’s biopsychosocial development with a context and over time. Students identify and apply prominent concepts embedded in social work theories to assess people’s interaction with their social environment to inform the selection of interventions. In additional to exposure to the multiple dimensional theories of the self, students are also exposed to research and trauma and must integrate how trauma shapes or reshapes each dimension of a person and subsequent behaviors with other individuals, families and groups in their social environment. Emphasis placed on how these factors vary across diverse populations.



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