SSWK235 Multi-Cultural Issues in Counseling
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive
- I. Course Number and Title
- SSWK235 Multi-Cultural Issues in Counseling Course No Longer Offered
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- 1500 minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Modular format
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- Issues of cultural diversity surround all individuals in modern society. This course will strive to enhance the multi-cultural sensitivity necessary for cultural competency in all counseling including addiction counseling. Both didactic and experiential methods will be included. The course will emphasize a positive focus on human diversity within the context of clients, professionals, and other key influences in our complex society.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
- To help learners develop a perspective on how the lives of persons/groups develop in the context of society.
- To help learners challenge the idea that diversity is important only at the level of culture.
- To help learners distinguish bias in assessment tools and counseling techniques.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Perspectives on Multi-cultural Counseling Barriers to Cross-Cultural Counseling Latin/Italian Counseling Perspectives Native American Indian Perspectives African American Perspectives Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Perspectives
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Journal articles, handouts, research materials in library
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Learners will attend lectures, participate in class discussions, and demonstrate their acquisition of knowledge through writing assignments.
Review/Approval Date - 7/00