This course provides an understanding of the cultural context of relationships and cultural fabric of psychotherapy and counseling with individuals and families. Theoretical studies and experiential activities examine attitudes, beliefs, understandings, and acculturative experiences, designed to foster students' understanding of self and clients in cross-cultural therapeutic encounters. Students discuss strategies and develop competencies in individual, couple, family, group, and community work in cross-cultural settings. Theories of multicultural counseling, theories of identity development and social justice, as well as specific ethical considerations, are used as a foundation of the studies. Counselors' roles in eliminating biases, prejudices, and processes of intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination are examined throughout the course.
523 Multicultural Counseling