African-American cultural issues and mental health subject of workshop

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African-American cultural issues and mental health subject of workshop

The psychological residuals of slavery and their impact on African-American individuals and families will be the subject of a workshop on Friday, March 2, at California State University, Fresno.

The Division of Extended Education is sponsoring “Multicultural Considerations in Working with African Americans” as part of its focus in 2000-01 on multicultural issues for those working in mental health, counseling and medical fields.

In April, a workshop on “Psychotherapy with Native American Clients” will be held.

The March 2 workshop examines the psychological residuals of slavery passed down and internalized throughout the generations of African Americans. Instructors are Margaret Jackson, MSW, and Wanda McIntosh, LCSW.

The session is designed for human service professionals, administrators, nurses, teachers, ministers, police officers, counselors of all backgrounds, parents and those who have an interest in the mental health and general well-being of African-Americans.

It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 202. Fee for the workshop is $99 (non-credit) prior to Feb. 21, or $115 after. Continuing Education Units are available ($15 per unit) for MFTs, LCSWs, drug abuse counselors, nurses, psychologists and rehabilitation counselors.

For information, contact the Division of Extended Education at (559) 278-0333; fax (559) 278-0395; or e-mail tracyo@csufresno.edu.