Why you'll love this course

When it comes to developing a healthy and inclusive identity, the client typically is not the problem -- the society around them is. This course holds that truth at the forefront as it helps you challenge stereotypes and work more effectively with clients who identify as coming from more than one racial background.

Course description

While the population of those identifying as mixed race in the US is growing, the understanding and acceptance of the mixed race community is not. Talking about race and racial identity can make us feel anxious to “say the wrong thing,” but can be done directly in ways that are supportive and affirming. 

In this course, you’ll learn how to help children (and their parents) navigate the complicated task of mixed race identity development. Topics include helping mixed race children gain confidence in their identity, and helping mixed race children and their families address negative reactions or hurtful race-based comments from family, school personnel or strangers in the grocery store. Discover the strengths of a mixed race identity, and help support the unique perspectives and experiences of those with mixed race backgrounds.

1 hour CE. Recorded video (non-interactive) format

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three common stages of mixed race identity development from childhood through adolescence

  • Describe at least two ways racism and white privilege contribute to conflicts in the development of mixed race identity

  • Apply at least two skills to help foster a healthy racial identity in mixed race children

Course outline

1. Introduction and Overview

a. US Census data

b. Defining key terms

c. Quick history of interracial relationships in the US

2. Racial Identity development

a. Childhood

b. Adolescence

c. Mixed Race identity development

3. Misunderstandings and Maltreatment of Mixed Race people

4. Fostering Healthy Mixed Race Identity

References

Instructor

Jennifer Noble, PhD

Dr. Jennifer Noble is a California licensed psychologist (#30055) in private practice, specializing in working with mixed-race, racial minority, and other marginalized populations. She serves as full-time faculty for Pasadena City College and as a Board Member for Multiracial Americans of Southern California. She has been involved in several research projects examining the lived experience of mixed-race and racial minority groups.

Additional information

Format and Length:

Recorded video (non-interactive) format; Total running time 61 minutes

Topic Area:

Social and Cultural Competence

Instructional Level:

Intermediate. This course assumes graduate-level competence in providing clinical services across diverse populations.

Completion Requirements:

To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists. 

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: February 25, 2021

Financial Support Statement:

SimplePractice pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest Statement:

There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Refund Policy:

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Contact Information:

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Continuing Education Approvals:

SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2021 – 07/06/2024. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credit in the Social and Cultural Competence topic area.

SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582. 

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0030.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.

SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0206.


This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.