Counseling Diverse Populations
Focus is on the needs of and treatment for diverse consumer populations such as persons of diversity including children and families, couples, the elderly, persons with physical disabilities, sexual minorities, developmental disabilities and cultural and ethnic minorities. Additional focus will be on the recommended treatment of choice for special populations with diverse backgrounds and needs and the understanding of the impacts of oppression and privilege of the clients and its process. 5 theory hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Prerequisite: HS 109 or instructor permission.
- Students who successfully complete this course will have knowledge of the different needs of the many diverse populations which are encountered in the human services field. (Competency in Disciplinary Learning (4), Literacy (3), Using Resources (3), Critical Thinking (4), and Social and Personal Responsibility (4)).
- Students will have learned about the special issues entailed in working with populations whose values and environments differ from their own. (Critical Thinking (4), and Social and Personal Responsibility (4)).
- Students will have investigated their own prejudices and learned the benefits of valuing diversity, in their chosen field as well as their everyday lives. (Competency in Disciplinary Learning (4), Critical Thinking (4), and Social and Personal Responsibility (4)).