CCP 620: Counseling and Psychotherapy in a Pluralistic Society

This course will provide an introduction to multicultural, diversity, and social justice issues. Students will explore the cultural context of relationships, human behavior, and other issues/trends in a pluralistic society. Factors such as culture, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, differing societies, populations and life patterns, education, religion/spirituality, and family structure will be examined. The course is structured to emphasize the role of context in human behavior and personality development and will aid students in developing effective multicultural counseling and psychotherapy techniques and skills. Special attention will be placed on developing greater personal awareness and knowledge of issues of diversity including bias, oppression, discrimination, and the role of privilege.