This course explores various forms and influences of diversity in the human service field, with special attention given to the impact of diversity in a counseling setting. Christian worldview is discussed as it interacts with topics such as culture, race, ethnicity, gender, class, faith and religious values, and sexual identity. Students develop self-awareness of their own experiences related to diversity, as well as an awareness of how diversity is understood from multiple perspectives.
Social & Cultural Diversity in Counseling
This course provides for an exploration of multicultural concerns related to the knowledge, beliefs/attitudes, and skills of counselors. Through self-disclosure, individual experiences, group presentations, and class discussion, participants in this class will examine their own preferences, cultural biases, values, and assumptions about culture and diversity issues. Strategies that promote understanding and effective intervention will be emphasized.