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PSY5620 Multicultural Competence

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This course provides specific exposure to core elements in multicultural counseling. The course is specifically designed to enhance students’: a) awareness and appreciation of their own cultural identities through theoretical frameworks; b) understanding of variables that affect engagement, assessment, treatment and optimal therapeutic outcomes for diverse individuals, couples and families; c) knowledge of evidence-based practices, community-defined evidence and cultural adaptation of effective practices; d) essential understanding in working with systems including agencies, organizations and communities; and e) skills in committing to cultural competence (and related influences such as power, privilege, historical inequities, social justice, immigration, acculturation, social marginalization, etc.) as an ongoing, developmental process in becoming and practicing as therapists.



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