This course is an application of clinical mental health counseling and marriage & family therapy skills in multicultural and intercultural settings. Multicultural counseling and cultural diversity issues with focus on marriage and family therapy are addressed. Human needs in the world community are examined in order to understand how messages relate to individuals and families with dramatically different circumstances. The person and role of multicultural counselors is evaluated in light of his or her theology, personal adaptation, communication, and counseling skills. The multicultural counselor in the professional roles of pastor, missionary, business person, clinical mental health counselor, and marriage & family therapist will be addressed. This course presupposes the validity and necessity of involvement in a cross-cultural job or ministry, whether within the United States or in another country.
Aug 21 to Dec 14