2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Multicultural Counseling


Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Mukti Khanna psychology
Fields of Study
health and psychology
Preparatory for studies or careers in
psychology, health, counseling, social and human services.
1) at least one quarter of college study in programs covering general principles in critical reasoning and quantitative reasoning evidenced by faculty evaluations or transcripts, and 2) college-level writing and reading proficiency evidenced by faculty evaluations or transcripts.

This program will engage in the study of Multicultural Counseling from theory, practice and application. Practice of counseling, applied cultural competency skills and evolving one's skills as a counselor will be developed throughout the yearlong program. Learning goals include acquiring a theoretical and applied understanding of psychological theory and practice from developmental, biological, cultural, emotional and social contextual perspectives. Expressive arts therapy practice and experience will be integrated in the program throughout the year. We will incorporate diverse pedagogical strategies including lecture, discussion, dialogue, seminar, films, videotaping and expressive arts therapy laboratories.

During fall quarter, students will study personality theory and explore the relationship between personality theory and applied counseling skills. In winter, students will explore how research is informing evidence-based practice, as well as study the field of abnormal psychology and its interface with diverse populations. In spring, students will learn ethics in the helping professions. Social justice, multicultural counseling theory, mindfulness-based practice, integrative health and emerging therapy paradigms will be explored throughout the yearlong inquiry.

In both winter and spring quarters, students will be required to complete 6-credit internships in local counseling/mental health settings, providing opportunities to integrate theory and practice.

"If it is possible to genuinely meet and discover each other as persons, actually to empathize with and understand both the cultural beliefs and political views of each other - then I think the obscured future may be penetrated with some clear rays of light that we may realistically hope for a better world."
Carl Rogers (1902-1987)

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$80 for art supplies in fall.
Internship Required
6-credit internship required in both winter and spring quarters.
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
January 12th, 2012 Spring fee removed.