Seminar on Ethnicity in Clinical Theory and Practice

Term: Spring 2009

Subject Code: GPSY

Course Number: 6371

This course examines the cultural, historical, and sociopolitical factors that shape the worldviews of the client and therapist, and their impact on the therapy process. Students will explore the influence of culture on the phenomenology of distress and learn practical skills for conducting culturally responsive assessment and therapy. Techniques for improving therapeutic engagement and case conceptualization with diverse client populations will also be discussed. Prerequisite: MA in psychology or permission of the instructor.

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