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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HCE 612 - Multicultural Counseling: Social & Cultural Foundations of Helping Diverse Families

This course focuses on developing multicultural awareness, understanding influences of culture and worldviews across the life cycle, examining issues of diversity, i.e., race, ethnicity, gender, age and disability in human interactions and recognizing attitudes and perceptions of diverse populations. The effects of developmental, bio-psychosocial changes including disability on individuals and their families within a cultural context are explored. The course examines worldviews, values and beliefs about diverse groups reflecting differences in race, ethnicity, gender, age and disability and family dynamics within a pluralistic society. Students will develop multicultural awareness of counseling competencies relative to diversity including disability, within rehabilitation and counseling practice. The course also introduces cultural foundations of human growth and development, and effects of cultural values and traditions across the lifespan. Implications for counseling the culturally different introduces a framework to guide rehabilitation and counseling professionals in serving diverse populations and their families, inclusive of differences in race, ethnicity, gender, age and disability. A field experience of 15-20 hours with an associated report is required.

Credits: 3

Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: Human Resources-Counseling Education

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