Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-2330- Section: 71
Multicultural Counseling
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Instructor Information
Instructor Linda White
E-mailwhitel@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6307
Office
Location:Educational I - Room: 113
Hours:By appointment
Department
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
E-mail:macneisb@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6365

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Course Information
Description An examination of the multicultural counseling theories and characteristics of diverse populations.
Prerequisites DAAC 1317 Basic Counseling Skills
DAAC 1311 Counseling Theories
Learning Outcomes 1. Explain the counselor's responsibility in developing and maintaining cultural
competence.
2. Compare and contrast various multicultural counseling theories.
3. Identify and categorize unique issues affecting diverse populations.
4. Identify barriers to treatment.
5. Explain personal values, biases, and prejudices.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Identify major counseling theories, key figures, their philosophy, and key
concepts.
SLO 1: Students will identify major counseling theories, key figures, their philosophy, and key
concepts.
PSLO 2: Define and explain techniques relevant to the various theories of counseling.
SLO 2: Students will define and explain techniques relevant to the various theories of counseling.
PSLO 3: Identify major approaches to treatment
SLO 3: Students will identify major approaches to treatment.
PSLO 4: Identify the attitudes and skills that are essential to becoming an effective
multicultural counselor
SLO 4: Students will identify the attitudes and skills that are essential to becoming an effective
multicultural counselor
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Introduction to Multicultural Counseling for Helping Professionals
by Wanda M. L. Lee, Graciela Orozco, John A. Blando, Bita Shooshani ∑ Routledge ∑ Paperback
ISBN 0415540224
Lecture Topics
Outline
Reading Assignment:
Chapter 1
Becoming Multiculturally Competent
Reading Assignment:
Chapter 2
Understanding & Appreciating Difference
Reading Assignment:
Chapter 3
Cultural Aspects of Psychological Assessment

Reading Assignment:
Chapter 4
Acculturation, Identity Development,
& Social Justice


Reading Assignment:
Chapter 5
Native American in Counseling
Reading Assignment:
Chapter 6
African Americans in Counseling

Documentary on Jane Elliot/ U-tube
The Eye of the Storm
A Class Divided

Reading Assignment:
Chapter 7

Latinos and Latinas

Reading Assignment:
Chapter 8
Asian & Pacific Islander Americans
Reading Assignment:
Chapter 9
European American in Counseling


Reading Assignment:
Chapter 11
Counseling Women


Reading Assignment:
Chapter 12
Counseling Men

Reading Assignment:
Chapter 13
LGBTQQ

Reading Assignment:
Chapter 14

Counseling Older Adults


Reading Assignment:
Chapter 15


Major Assignments
Schedule

Week 1    08-24-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 1
Becoming Multiculturally Competent    Multicultural Awareness
Likert rating scale
Week 2    08-31-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 2
Understanding & Appreciating Difference      Case Vignette on
Eloise
Week 3    09-07-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 3
Cultural Aspects of Psychological Assessment     Multicultural Assessment
Week 4    09-14-20    
Reading Assignment:
Chapter 4
Acculturation, Identity Development,
& Social Justice

    

Social Justice Perspective
Week 5    09-21-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 5
Native American in Counseling      Case Vignette on April
Week 6    09-28-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 6
African Americans in Counseling

Documentary on Jane Elliot/ U-tube
The Eye of the Storm
A Class Divided
    Jane Elliott Documentary
A Class Divided
Week 7    10-05-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 7

Latinos and Latinas
    Reflection on cultural
systems
Week 8    10-12-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 8
Asian & Pacific Islander Americans      Discussion Question on
Charlie
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9    10-19-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 9
European American in Counseling

    CC
CC
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Week 10    10-26-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 11
Counseling Women

     Case Vignette on Rajani
Week 11    11-02-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 12
Counseling Men
    Case Vignette on Fred


Research Paper Information
Week 12    11-09-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 13
LGBTQQ
    Counseling Treatment for
Joanne & Marie
Week 13    11-16-20    Reading Assignment:
Chapter 14

Counseling Older Adults     Counseling Approaches
with older clients


Week 14    

11-23-20    

Reading Assignment:
Chapter 15

    
Reflection on Arthurís emotional aspect

Research Paper Due
Week 15    11-30-20    Review    
Week 16    12-07-20    Final      Final Exam


Final Exam Date December 7, 2020 - 5:00 PM   Through  December 9, 2020 - 5:00 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Discussion Board    30%
Mid-Term Exam    20%
Research Paper     20%
Final Exam    30%

Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty (which is spelled out by the instructor).
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
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