Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
CHD 710-6 Cross-Cultural Counseling 3 sem. hrs.
Through an international experience in Uganda, students in this course will develop components of knowledge, skills, and awareness as related to cross-cultural counseling. Didactic learning (lecture, readings, video, and class discussion) will facilitate students’ understanding of the social and political history of Uganda, including the impact of the civil war on cultural traditions and the mental and emotional health of the population. Students will learn about prevalent mental and emotional disorders and the interface between culture and psychopathology and will learn about various treatment approaches, both Western and Traditional, for mental health problems. Students will research counseling in cross-cultural settings in preparation for facilitating skill-building groups with and among Ugandan facilitators and participants. Additionally, students will be asked to synthesize and apply what they have learned through this experience to develop an appropriate intervention to be implemented in either a community or school in response to a specific disorder and/or concern. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Uganda program.
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