CPY-814 : Diversity Issues

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Psychology
Subject:
Counseling Psychology
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course explores differences and similarities of experiences, beliefs, needs, and behaviors of diverse population groups in our society and provides a theoretical foundation from which to develop differential and appropriate assessment and counseling skills that are essential for culturally sensitive practice. Patterns, dynamics, racial antagonisms, experiences, and consequences of discrimination, oppression, biases, and prejudices are discussed with particular emphasis on racial and culturally diverse groups and communities, women, sexual orientation, and mentally- and physically-challenged populations. This course builds upon PRC 702 Social and Cultural Foundations, which is taught in the master's curriculum at Carlow. 3 credits