CMHC 530: Multicultural Counseling

Credits 3.0

While embracing the values of Advocacy and Social Justice, this course will expose students to issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic-status, culture, gender, sexual orientation, physical/psychological ability, religion and age as they relate to the counselor, client and counseling process. Throughout the course, the concept of culture will be used as an overarching term inclusive of the above categories. The course will also review how the mental health delivery system is based on Eurocentric traditions that often disenfranchise cultural minorities. Culturally sensitive counseling and advocacy strategies will be introduced to provide students with a conceptual and practical framework for working with clients in a respectful way.