ccmh510pr | Graduate
Multicultural Issues In Mental Health Counseling
This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Sociopolitical, Educational, Career, Social, and Personal Growth
- Evaluate the educational, professional, and social struggles often facing diverse groups.
- Identify common public policy and advocacy issues associated with the accessibility of mental health services.
- Examine the social justice role of counselors in eliminating intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination.
The Role of the Counselor and the Counseling Process
- Compare how various cultures define the role of the counselor and the role of the client.
- Discuss commonalities and differences that exist among diverse groups regarding their attitudes, beliefs, needs, and philosophies toward the counseling process.
- Assess local counseling resources and referral agencies that specialize in a subgroup or population.
Overview of Cultural Counseling: Current State of the Profession
- Describe personal biases, prejudices, and limitations associated with worldview.
- Describe contemporary issues.
- Summarize the historical development of cultural counseling.
- Define worldview, culture, ethnicity, prejudice, and privilege.
Exploring Individual Lifespan and Lifestyle From a Cultural Perspective
- Identify the dynamics of diversity and cultural upbringing as they pertain to the counselor in training.
- Explain the development of racial and cultural identity.
- Determine how differences in culture and context between the counselor and the client may affect counselor effectiveness.
- Examine the concerns and struggles often facing cultural counselors in a predominantly North American, youth-oriented, and able-bodied society.
Cultural Counselor Competencies and Ethical Considerations
- Examine AMCD multicultural competencies for counselors.
- Describe the characteristics of an effective cultural counselor.
Examine ethical guidelines for counseling clients from diverse groups.
Competent Counseling Interventions for Diverse Populations
- Identify cross-cultural issues and interventions.
- Identify specific counseling interventions for diverse populations.
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