Preventing Discrimination and Promoting Diversity (4 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: This publication was developed by the American Psychological Association, Presidential Task Force on Preventing Discrimination and Promoting Diversity (2012). The APA Task Force included: James M. Jones, PhD, Susan D. Cochran, PhD, Michelle Fine, PhD, Sam Gaertner, PhD, Rudolfo Mendoza-Denton, PhD, Margaret Shih, PhD, Derald Wing Sue, PhD, and Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Through a series of frequently asked questions and answers, this course (a) examines how psychological research confirms and illuminates the enormous toll that systematic biases, stereotypes, and discrimination have exacted and continue to impose on human capital and (b) validates the urgency of a move toward embracing social diversity, especially in light of the documented expansion of changes taking place throughout the population of the United States.
- Delineate the mechanisms, consequences, and principles of discrimination
- Evaluate the value of inclusion and the benefits of diversity
- Delineate the mechanisms and strategies for promoting diversity and reducing discrimination
- Summarize the recommendations offered to reduce the negative consequences of discrimination
a. Distinguishing prejudice from discrimination
b. Definition of terms
2. Principles of Discrimination
3. What is Diversity and Why is it Beneficial?
a. Impact of diversity
4. Mechanisms and Strategies for Promoting Diversity and Reducing Discrimination
5. Further Recommendations
c. Clinical Practice
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.