2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Multicultural Counseling: An Innovative Model

Last Updated: 11/17/2008

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Heesoon Jun psychology

Academic web site: academic.evergreen.edu/j/junh/

Faculty Signature Required: Applications will be available by April 7, 2008. For applications and/or more information, Please visit Heesoon Jun's program web page at the address included above. For more information, contact Heesoon Jun at junh@evergreen.edu. Applications received by the academic fair, May 14, 2008, will be given priority. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.

Major areas of study include psychological counseling, multicultural counseling theory and skill building, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, personality theories, psychological research interpretation, studies of oppression and power, ethics in the helping professions, and internship.

Class Standing: Seniors only.

Prerequisites: At least one quarter at Evergreen with 95% attendance in programs covering general principles in critical reasoning skills, quantitative reasoning, developmental psychology, human biology, research methods and statistics as well as issues of diversity.

This program will not be accepting new students winter quarter.

This program will allow students to examine the efficacy of existing psychological paradigms and techniques for a diverse population. One of the program goals will be to increase the students' multicultural counseling competency through a non-hierarchical and non-dichotomous approach to education. Students will learn to interpret research articles and to incorporate research findings into their counseling practice. Students will work with ethics, psychological counseling theories, multicultural counseling theories and psychopathology. In addition, we will study abnormal and developmental psychology, personality theories, psychological research interpretation, studies in oppression and power, and ethics in the helping professions.

In both winter and spring quarters, students will be required to complete internships comprising 15 hours a week in local counseling/mental health settings, providing opportunities to apply their classroom learning in a practical setting. We will use a range of instructional strategies such as lectures, workshops, films, seminars, role-playing, group discussions, videotaping, field trips, guest lectures and internship case studies.

Credits: 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 25

Internship Required: 15 hours per week internship required during winter and spring quarters.

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in psychological counseling, clinical psychology, social work, school counseling, cross-cultural studies, research psychology, allopathic and complementary medicine, and class, race, gender and ethnicity studies.

Planning Units: Society, Politics, Behavior and Change

Program Revisions

Date Revision
November 17th, 2008 Restriction against joining program winter quarter added.