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Mutlicultural Issues In School Counseling

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This course is designed to be a foundation for understanding diversity among clients in a pluralistic society. Emphasis will be on integrating awareness, knowledge, and skills related to counseling differences and similarities based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliations, gender identification, sexual orientation, physical/mental limitations, social class, etc.



This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Cultural Counselor Competencies and Ethical Considerations

    • Assess a local counseling resource and a referral agency that specialize in a subgroup or population.
    • Determine how differences in culture between the counselor and the client may affect the counselor’s effectiveness.
    • Compare counseling strategies that are effective for diverse populations.
    • Examine ethical and legal guidelines for counseling clients from diverse groups.

    Individual Differences and the Counseling Process

    • Identify the dynamics of diversity and cultural upbringing as they pertain to the counselor in training.
    • Identify emerging standards concerning delivery of services in mental health.
    • Evaluate how counseling reflects the worldview of the dominant culture and the potential effects on nondominant cultures.
    • Compare the similarities and differences in how various cultures define the role of the counselor and the role of the client.

    Culture, Lifespan and Lifestyle, and Misunderstandings

    • Describe the characteristics of an effective cultural counselor.

    • Use newly acquired insights and strategies that reflect cultural competence.
    • Examine the concerns and struggles often facing cultural counselors in a predominantly.  European American, youth-oriented, and able-bodied society.
    • Assess commonalities and differences that exist between various diverse groups regarding their attitudes, beliefs, needs, and philosophies, and propose effective counseling strategies.

    Sociopolitical, Educational, Career, Social, and Personal Growth

    • Examine the similarities and differences within the dominant culture, including distinctions among other Hispanic groups.

    • Evaluate the educational, professional, and social struggles often facing diverse groups.

    School Counseling Interventions for Diverse Populations

    • Identify cross-cultural issues and interventions.
    • Apply multicultural and contextual counseling principles to school counseling situations.
    • Identify specific counseling approaches to fit the needs of diverse groups in a school setting.

    Overview of Cultural Counseling: Current State of the Profession

    • Summarize the historical development of cultural counseling.
    • Describe contemporary issues.
    • Define worldview , culture , ethnicity , prejudice , and privilege .
    • Describe personal biases, prejudices, and limitations associated with worldview.
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