PY648 Multicultural Counseling (2 cr.)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of psychology multicultural counseling. Developmental, social, and cultural contributions of ethnic and minority groups are explored. Ethnocentrism, acculturation, communication patterns, and racial conditioning are discussed. Emphasis is placed on implications of counseling in a culturally diverse society.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Implement counseling strategies and techniques appropriate for specific cultural groups.
- Analyze the importance of culturally diverse communication styles in a professional therapeutic environment.
- Plan counseling interventions incorporating an understanding of intercultural differences.
- Evaluate personal and professional values and ethics as related to multicultural counseling.
- Create a conceptual multicultural therapeutic framework.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to the unintended consequences of therapeutic processes that may oppress populations at risk.
- Analyze the influence of cultural differences in the therapeutic process.
- Evaluate competencies in multicultural counseling and develop a plan for growth.
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