Microaggressions and Mental Health in Therapy Settings

About the Course
As the US population becomes increasingly multicultural and telehealth extends services into remote areas, there is a pronounced need for therapists to become adept at the delivery of culturally appropriate care. This course offers insight for therapists to not only self-reflect on their own biases, but also uses a case study format of real-life examples in the therapeutic arena. It also offers evidence-based strategies to overcome everyday barriers promoted by the acts of racial microaggressions applicable to patients and practitioners.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify distinctions between the following key terms: cultural competency, cultural humility, racial microaggressions, and ethnocentrism.
  • Recognize the differences among the three types of microaggressions.
  • Select an example of each type of microaggression and its impact on therapeutic practice.
  • dentify challenges and strategies to combat racial microaggression and its application to delivery of culturally competent care.

About the Author
Dr. Aditi Mehra graduated with a bachelor’s in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University in 1998 and pursued her Doctorate in Health Sciences from Midwestern University in Illinois. She has practiced as a pediatric OT for the past 22 years in various settings: Early Intervention, hand therapy, NICU, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, tele-therapy, and school settings.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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