Skip to main content

Competencies for Counseling the Multiracial Population

To help ensure your CEs are relevant to your practice, we regularly retire courses that are no longer current. This course has been retired. It is no longer available.

We add new courses all the time. Try these categories:

About the Course:

This course is intended to provide counseling competencies for working with and advocating for members of the multiracial population. This population would include interracial couples, multiracial families and individuals, LGBT indivduals and families, LGBQQIA individuals and families and transracial adoptees and families. The competencies discussed in the article are meant to serve as a resource for how behavioral health professional can competently and effectively work with and advocate for these populations.

This course is based on the article, Competencies for Counseling the Multiracial Population created by Kelley R. Kenney, Ed.D. et al. in 2015.

Publication Date:

March 2015

Course Material Authors

Kelley R. Kenney, Ed.D.

Dr. Kelley Kenney is a nationally and internationally known figure in the fields of counseling and higher education. She has worked in higher education for over 35 years – in college counseling; student academic advisement and support; graduate level teaching in the areas of counseling and student affairs; and in the coordination and direction of higher education graduate programs. Dr. Kenney is also recognized for her diversity and inclusion work and advocacy, specifically related to multiracial individuals and families.

Mark E. Kenney, M.Ed, NCC, LPC

Mark is a Psychology Coordinator at DeSales University Program. He is a co-author of the book Counseling Multiracial Families.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

Recommended For:

Counselors, therapists, mental health professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, adoptive and child protective social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the unique issues of the multiracial, multiethnicities and LBGT, and LGBQQIA populations.

  2. Recognize providers own biases

  3. Adapt counseling practices to these populations.

Use our CE Approvals tool to look up your state requirements and how can help you meet them, or log in to your member account to show approvals relevant to your licensure.

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

2 CE credit hours

More Info

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

2 CPD hours

More Info

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

2 CE credit hours

CE Learning Systems, service provider of has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

More Info

Course Material

References begin on page 32.

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of

Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the Unlimited Package.

If you're already a member, please log in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

Course Retired
Course Number 102379
2 credit hours
Log in for credit hours relevant to your licensure.

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.38 out of 5
139 members have taken this course


  • Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?

    Yes, most likely. Look Up Your State Board for more detailed information. Logged-in site members will see the relevant approval information displayed in the Approvals tab for every course.

  • Do you have special accommodations for my disability (ADA)?

    Please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make more accessible for future users too.

  • How do I enroll in this course?

    Use the Enroll In This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.

  • What do I have to do to complete the course?

    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.

  • How do I access the materials?

    Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Course Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the course.

  • How do I get my certificate?

    Your certificate will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.

  • Can I contact you for more help?

    Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help.

Try a free CE course.

Get started by trying a free course of your choice. No payment info required!

Sign Up Free
Abstract image of people, a PC and books