PYG 608: Social & Cultural Diversity DMT

Synonym:

78311 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Alice Scudder

Credits:

3

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 8/30 - 12/13 (4:00PM-6:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Group Assessment & Intervention Strategies
Required of and restricted to DMT and Counseling I students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to the Registrar’s Office via Antioch email.

This course will expose students to issues of ethnicity, race, gender, socioeconomic status, culture, sexual orientation, physical/psychological ability, religion, age, etc, as these relate to their development as dance/movement therapists/counselors. Students will explore their own attitudes and beliefs through experiential exercises, and small-and large-group discussions. Through discussions of texts, novels, films, and lectures, students will learn about historical contexts and contemporary concerns of diverse groups. In order to provide a foundation for competent and ethical practice, students will examine strategies for working professionally with individuals, groups and diverse populations.