Course Description:
This course is an examination of philosophical assumptions of multiculturalism; ethical considerations related to multiculturalism; individual, family, and group strategies with diverse populations; multicultural and pluralistic trends; identity development models; and indigenous counseling approaches.

Program Objective:
(Core 2) Students will have knowledge of social and cultural diversity including the cultural context of relationships, issues and trends in a multicultural society.

Course Outcomes:
1. Students will be able to describe the sociological, cultural, economic, religious/spiritual and psychological factors which affects the learning and personal development of diverse client groups nationally and internationally. A, D, G

2. Students will have a heightened sensitivity to individual differences/diversity in their own life, which in turn will enhance multicultural counseling competence. C

3. Students will be able to analyze the effects of power and privilege for counselors and clients. E

4. Students will be able to identify theories and models of cultural identity development, social justice and advocacy. B

5. Students will be able to formulate strategies for identifying and eliminating barriers, prejudices, and processes of intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination. H

6. Students will examine attitudes, values, personal biases and relationships with individuals from diverse client groups in order to identify help-seeking behaviors of diverse clients. F

7. Students will have an understanding of how spirituality is integrated into multicultural counseling