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Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health Practices Graduate Certificate (UW-Milwaukee)

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The Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health Practices certificate is 15-credit program designed to provide basic knowledge of and guidelines for practice with diverse groups. It is geared towards students who are currently in graduate programs or at the post-master's level, and are interested in additional training in this area. This program is designed for students and current professionals in education, social work, psychology and business, as well as mental health practitioners who are working with diverse populations. The certificate program will fulfill continuing education requirements through coursework for licensure or recertification.

COUNS 704 may be taken as an elective for graduate students in any program, as the first course in the certificate program, or for any non-degree students interested in the subject matter.

Total credits required for completion: 15

Course Requirements

  • All certificate students are required to complete COUNS 704 and 705 (for 6 credits), and three population-specific courses (for 9 credits).
  • Students may not transfer credits into the certificate program.
  • Online modules are designated in each course, and students will be able to proceed through the modules at their own pace.
  • Successful completion of each module will be demonstrated by 80% correct responses on each module exam.
  • All modules must be successfully completed by the end of the academic semester (i.e., 15-week semester).

Admission Requirements

Students are sought from a wide variety of disciplines, and thus there is no specific background required for the program.

  • Students will be admitted on a continuous basis.
  • Post-master's students will submit a transcript and letter of intent.
  • Students currently in a graduate program will submit a transcript and letter of intent, and must demonstrate a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Certificate-Granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

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