Journal. Students will be required to develop, maintain and contribute to a weekly journal reflecting on the student’s experience in regard to one’s evolving cultural awareness. Journal entries can and may reflect in-class and out-of-class experiences. Journal entries will be made on a weekly basis and will be reviewed by the instructor(s) only. Students are strongly encouraged to be completely honest and do not hold back with journal entries. . Content 10 pts (self-awareness, openness, and growth).

equired Textbooks:
Robinson-Wood, T. (2013). The Convergence of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Multiple Identities in Counseling (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Publishing. ISBN 13: 978-0-13-261563-1 or ISBN 10: 0-13-261563-0
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Sue, D. W. & Sue, D. (2012). Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice. (6th ed). ISBN 13: 978-1-118-02202-3 or ISBN 10: 1-118-02202-5. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Son, Publishing. Social Cultural Foundations of Counseling: This course defines and examines the importance of understanding cultural and ethnic attributes; and the impact these attributes have on relationships, issues and trends, and the counseling relationship. Attention is given to the influence of gender roles, ethnic groups, subcultures, urban and rural societies, cultural mores, and differing family life patterns on the counseling relationship; related counselor self-awareness; counselors’ roles in eliminating biases and oppression; and theories of multicultural development and identity formation, social advocacy for diverse populations, related ethics, and culturally supported wellness. Self -growth experiential activities are associated with this course content.