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. Number of Instructional Minutes
- 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
Course Learning Goals
- 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 ActivitiesPerspectives 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 Course Learning Goals
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Journal articles, handouts, research materials in library
Review/Approval Date - 7/00