Course: EPC 643MF. Diversity in Family Therapy (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Self-assessment of knowledge and attitudes toward diverse populations, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, 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 current 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.