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Pycl 0632 - Social And Cultural Foundations Of Counseling
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NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNVIERSITY CENTER OR PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES Course Outline Course Title PYCL 632 Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling Credit Hours 3 Location Section Main Campus MC5 Dates July 22 23 24 2011 August 12 13 14 2011 Class Meeting Times Fridays Saturdays Sundays Instructor Arthur J Cox Sr DSW LCSW 904 378 6883 Cell E mail arthurjc nova edu Required Text Mental Health Culture Race Ethnicity A Supplement to Mental Health A Report of the Surgeon General Washington DC GPO 2001 download from Internet www surgeongeneral gov under publications and reports Sue D W Sue D 2008 Counseling the culturally diverse Theory and Practice 5th edition New York John Wiley and Sons ISBN 978 0 470 08632 2 6 00pm 10 00pm 8 30am 6 00pm 8 30am 5 30pm Course Description This course addresses cultural diversity and its implications for counseling It considers the psychological impact of factors such as gender race ethnicity and culture religious preference socioeconomic status sexual orientation and physical disability in a variety of counseling and educational settings Finally it reviews counseling issues and strategies for diverse clients Course Objectives Upon completion of this course students will be able to 1 Understand the cultural ethical economic legal and political issues surrounding diversity equity and best practices in terms of client learning and for counseling culturally racially ethnically diverse clients 2 Understand the ways in which legislative policies programs and practices can be developed adapted and modified to be culturally congruent with the needs of individuals and their families 3 Develop understanding of multicultural and pluralistic trends including characteristics and concerns between and within diverse groups nationally and internationally 4 Explore attitudes beliefs understandings and acculturative experiences including specific experiential learning activities that are designed to foster understanding of self and culturally diverse clients 5 Describe individual couple family group school and community strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations including multicultural competencies 6 Examine counselors roles in developing cultural self awareness promoting cultural social justice advocacy and conflict resolution and other culturally supported behaviors that promote optimal wellness and growth of the human spirit mind or body 7 Become aware of cultural bias toward clients from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds age gender and alternative lifestyles Methodology Didactic lectures cultural competency self assessment questionnaire audio visuals group interactions case vignettes a mid term examination and a written integrated paper Assignments prior to 1st class meeting Executive Summary Mental Health Culture Race and Ethnicity A supplement to Mental Health A Report of the Surgeon General Sue Sue Text Read chapters 1 10 Further each student should be prepared to discuss his her membership and participation in his her designated cultural racial ethnic group with the class While students may select whatever they feel is appropriate to present the following should be considered cultural traditions and ways major holidays are observed special observance of spiritual or religious activities role of parents and grandparents or significant others rules around discipline education male and female roles and sexuality including same sex relationships Final paper special project or annotated bibliography topics will selected by the end of the first weekend of classes Students are encouraged to come prepared to discuss at least three topics of interest with the professor Assignments prior to 2nd class meeting Complete final paper special project or annotated bibliography Sue Sue Text Read chapters 11 12 then choose 3 of the remaining chapters based on practice and or potential research interests Credits and Grading 3 credit hours with A F grading system Classroom Participation 20 of grade Mid term Examination 30 of grade Final paper 50 of grade Course Schedule Weekend One Introductions Review of syllabus Discussion of chapters 1 7 of text and Surgeon General s Special Report on Mental Health Culture Race and Ethnicity Discussion of students and professor s cultural assumptions values biases and clinical experiences with multicultural clients Group Exercises Mid Term Weekend Two Discussion of remaining text chapters Case vignettes demonstrating best practices for culturally diverse diagnostic assessment treatment planning and clinical intervention Case and organizational vignettes demonstrating identification and reduction of clinical bias in the workplace Special projects presentations or turn in final papers or annotated bibliographies List of Suggested Readings Burton D L Cox A J Fleisher Bond M 2001 Cross training for dual disorders New York NY Vantage Press Cooper C Costas L 1994 Ethical Challenges when working with Hispanic Latino families Personalismo The Family Psychologist 10 32 34 Crosby W Poussaint A 2007 Come on people On the path from victims to victors Nashville TN Thomas Nelson D Augelli A R 2002 Mental health problems among lesbian gay and bisexual youth ages 14 14 Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 7 3 433 456 Douglas C 1990 Counseling same sex couples New York W W Norton Holcomb McCoy C C and Meyers J E 1999 Multicultural competence and counselor training A national survey Journal of Counseling and Development Volume 77 294 301 Herek G Chopp R Strohl D 2007 Sexual stigma Putting sexual minority health issues in context In I Meyer and M Northridge Eds The health of sexual minorities Public health perspectives on lesbian gay bisexual and transgender populations pp 171 208 New York Springer Ivey A Ivey M Simek Morgan L 1993 Counseling and psychotherapy A multicultural perspective 3rd Edition Boston Allyn and Bacon Kupfer D J editor 2004 BiPolar depression The clinician s reference guide bd crg Montvale NJ A Dowden Health Media Publication Mojtabai R Olsen M Mechanic D 2002 Perceived need and help seeking in adults with mood anxiety or substance use disorders Archives of General psychiatry 59 77 84 National Latino Behavioral Health Workgroup 1996 Cultural competencies guidelines in managed care in mental health services for latino populations Publication 3B85 Boulder CO Western Interstate commission on Higher Education Poussaint A Alexander A 2000 Lay my burden down Suicide and the mental health crisis among African Americans


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