schc510 | Graduate
Human Diversity And Special Populations In School Counseling
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.
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Overview of Cultural Counseling: Current State of the Profession
- Examine the historical development of cultural counseling.
- Identify emerging standards concerning delivery of services in mental health.
- Explore contemporary issues.
Individual Differences and the Counseling Process
- Define worldview, culture, ethnicity, prejudice, privilege, and related concepts.
- Explore the personal biases, prejudices, and limitations associated with a worldview.
- Explore the dynamics of diversity and cultural upbringing as they pertain to the counselor in training.
- Evaluate how counseling reflects the worldview of the dominant culture and the potential effects on nondominant cultures.
- Examine 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
- Utilize newly acquired insights and strategies that reflect cultural competence.
- Assess commonalities and differences that exist among various diverse groups regarding their attitudes, beliefs, needs, and philosophies, and propose effective counseling strategies.
- Describe the characteristics of an effective cultural counselor.
- Examine the concerns and struggles often facing cultural counselors in a predominantly European American, youth-oriented, and able-bodied society.
Demonstrate newly acquired insights and strategies that reflect the differences of diverse populations.
Sociopolitical, Educational, Career, Social, and Personal Growth
- Examine the similarities and differences within the dominant culture, including distinctions among European American ethnic groups.
- Evaluate the educational, professional, and social struggles often facing diverse groups in a predominantly European American, youth-oriented, and able-bodied society.
Cultural Counselor Competencies/Ethical Considerations
- Examine ethical guidelines for counseling clients from diverse groups.
- Compare and contrast counseling strategies that are effective and applicable to diverse populations.
- Assess local counseling resources and referral agencies that specialize in a subgroup or population.
- Discuss how differences in culture and context between the counselor and the client may affect counselor effectiveness.
Counseling Interventions for Diverse Populations
- Identify cross-cultural issues and interventions for real or hypothetical cases.
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