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CCPJ 4070 001 Counseling Diverse Populations: Latino Psychology

This course will focus on gaining knowledge of the diverse demographic make-up of Latinos, including multiple races, ethnicities, cultures, values, beliefs, traditions, social classes, and reasons for immigration.   Students will learn the psychosocial issues impacting Latinos in the US and culturally linked factors known to influence the therapeutic treatment process, including immigration, racism, poverty, and acculturation.  The course will also cover the recent counseling research on culturally relevant psychological assessment instruments and empirically supported treatments for Latinos.

Instructor(s): E. Fraga

Offered: Fall


CCPJ 4873 The Winter Roundtable on cultural psychology and education

An Annual National Conference where top leaders in education and psychology share their expertise. It the longest running professional education program devoted to cultural issues in psychology and education in the United States. Latino psychologists such as Daniel Solórzano and Aída Hurtado have presented on Latino/a issues in this annual conference.

Instructor(s): M. Miville

Offered: Spring


CCPJ 5020 Racism and racial identity in psychology and education

A review of the debate on the influence of race and racism on education, mental health, and other social sciences. Introduction of current theoretical and research developments which explore the influence and role of racial identity (black and white) in individual development and professional practice.

Instructor(s): R. Carter

Offered: Fall


CCPJ 5164 Multicultural counseling and psychology

Introduces students to a range of approaches used in psychology and other disciplines for developing therapeutic intervention across racial and cultural groups. Examination of culturally indigenous perspectives of and approaches to mental health and healing. Introduction to culturally based counseling methods.


CCPJ 5165 Racial-cultural counseling laboratory

An advanced experiential skill oriented, and didactic course with limited enrollment (30) intended to provide insights into the racial, social and cultural factors in the development of relationships in counseling. The course uses a minimum competence model focused on self-exploration and the use of counseling skills.
Instructor(s): R. Carter
Offered: Spring
CCPJ 5364 Advanced practicum in multicultural counseling and psychotherapy