Training Testimonial

“I really liked the focus on skills; we got a nice ‘take-away.'”

— Eric, Resource Minnesota

African American Cultural Strengths in Behavioral Health Treatment

Date: November 15th, 2019
Time: 8:15am-12:00pm
CEUs: 3.5
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Ways to Join:

  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream


1. Explore introspective considerations in working with African Americans

2. Verbalize cultural biases that play a role in counseling and therapy

3. Identify 5 socio-cultural issues affecting the social psychology of African Americans

4. Learn about Dr. Joseph White’s ‘7 Resiliencies of African Americans’

5. Review contemporary best-promising practices in working with African Americans


Instructor Biography

Jonathan Lofgren, Faculty Minneapolis Community and Technical School, Consultant and Trainer

A native Minnesotan, Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in Education – specializing in Training & Performance Improvement from Capella University, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Co-occurring Disorders Professional – Diplomat. Dr. Lofgren has 30 years of behavioral health and education experience. Jonathan is a faculty member at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and a Clinical Consultant at HCMC’s Positive Care Program. Jonathan is the founder of Adler Graduate School’s Co-Occurring Disorders Master Degree specialization, MCTC’s Student African American Brotherhood program, and MCTC’s Collegiate Recovery Program. Dr. Lofgren is an active member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and is Chair of the Minneapolis NAACP Behavioral Health & Wellness Committee.


Location Information

People Incorporated Training Institute

860 Blue Gentian Rd
Suite 160
Eagan, MN 55121

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