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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

EDCE 504 - Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling


This course is available both online and residentially.

This course examines individual and system functioning with an emphasis on culturally sensitive counseling practices, social justice and advocacy approaches in pluralistic society.  The overarching cultural context of relationships, including factors such as age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual values, mental and physical characteristics, education, family values, and socioeconomic status.  Theories of multicultural counseling, identity development, pluralistic trends, and systems-oriented intervention strategies (couple, family, group, and community) are considered. Counselor cultural self-awareness and the role of counseling in eliminating biases, prejudice, oppression, and discrimination are emphasized.

Credits: 3



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