PSY4320 Transcultural Mental Health

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Celeste Bryson

Course Description:

A cultural perspective on the mental health illness and services will be covered in this course. Areas related to cultural sensitivity, trauma, refugee and asylum seeker experience, racism and prejudice, and cultural assumptions will be discussed. Such topics will provide students with an understanding of the impact the mental health field has on diverse communities.

How This Course Benefits Students:

An exploration and understanding of diverse cultural communities will be a learning objective. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of cultural factors related to mental health assessment and treatment.

Why This Course Is Important:

Developing cultural competence that leads to effective mental health services in the community is essential. Missional leaders have an opportunity to explore mental health issues across cultures. Such preparation will lead them to making effective decisions when working with individuals across cultures who are mentally ill.