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Behavioral Health Treatment for Major Racial and Ethnic Groups

$36.00 [6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #08-332

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CEU Course Description

This CE course proposes strategies for the psychiatric technician to help them engage clients of diverse racial and ethnic groups, who can have very different life experiences, values, and traditions, in treatment.  The major racial and ethnic groups in the United States covered in this course are African Americans, Asian Americans including Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Latinos, Alaska Natives and American Indians, and White Americans.  In addition to providing epidemiological data on each group, this course discusses salient aspects of treatment for these racial/ethnic groups, drawing on clinical and research literature.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Explain the importance of a culturally competent psychiatric technician and how this competency translates to a better understanding and respect for your clients. 

2. Describe which substance use problems are the most serious within each ethnic community discussed in this course.

3. Compare and contrast the barriers to treatment entry for the different racial and ethnic groups.

4. Describe recommended group therapy treatment options with clients of each of the racial/ethnic groups.
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Board Approval Status

Psychiatric Technicians

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Alaska YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Arizona YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Arkansas YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
California YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Colorado YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Connecticut YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Delaware YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
District of Columbia YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Florida YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Georgia YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Hawaii YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Idaho YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Illinois YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Indiana YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Iowa YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Kansas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians approval.
Kentucky YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Louisiana YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Maine YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Maryland YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Massachusetts YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Michigan YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Minnesota YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Mississippi YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Missouri YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Montana YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Nebraska YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Nevada YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
New Hampshire YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
New Jersey YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
New Mexico YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
New York YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
North Carolina YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
North Dakota YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Ohio YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Oklahoma YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Oregon YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Pennsylvania YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Rhode Island YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
South Carolina YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
South Dakota YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Tennessee YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Texas YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Utah YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Vermont YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Virginia YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Washington YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
West Virginia YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Wisconsin YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)
Wyoming YES! Accepts California BVNPT (Approval #V10849)

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.

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