PYS 604: Social and Cultural Diversity

Synonym:

76052 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Robin Cook-Nobles

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Summer 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 5/31 - 6/28 (9:00AM-5:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Social Systems Assessment & Intervention Strategies
Required of and restricted to CMHC I and CMHC-SAAC I students (Spring 2011 enterers); others by written permission of the Program Director provided to the Registrar 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 mental health counselors. Students will explore their own attitudes and beliefs through experiential exercises, 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 as counselors with diverse populations. Meets Tuesdays, 5/31 – 6/28.