Course: EPC 643. Diversity in Counseling (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Self-assessment of knowledge, sensitivity and attitudes toward diverse populations, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, spirituality, ability and language. Examination of family structure and social patterns in California’s ethnic populations and differences across social class. Review of cross-cultural research, theories, interventions and resources. Emphasis on models of societal oppression, privilege, cross-cultural dynamics, poverty and social justice, as well as the impact of social stress and prejudice on mental health recovery. Designed for family therapists and mental health counselors in school, college and community settings.