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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Summer 2006

WGS S393 • Multicultural Counseling

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
90075 MTWTh
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
SZB 268
Sherry, A

Course Description

The course will introduce students to the history and development of multicultural counseling as an area of study in counseling psychology. Key topics for better understanding diverse clients will be presented, such as acculturation, ethnic and racial identity development, racism, oppression, and privilege. Additionally, professional issues in multicultural counseling such as advocating for clients, adaptation of traditional approaches, and career counseling issues will be discussed. Finally, an introduction to knowledge-building will take place; while this process will focus mainly on ethnic/racial minority groups in the U.S., some exploration of broader diversity topics relating to sexual orientation, disability, and gender will take place.

Grading Policy

10%: Class participation 25%: Cultural Autobiography 30%: Quizzes (2) 5%: Journals 30%: Cultural Knowledge-Building Interview Paper


Tatum, B.D. (2002). Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? And other conversations about race. New York: Basic Books. Rothenberg, P.S. (2004). White privilege: Essential readings on the other side of racism (2nd ed.). New York: Worth. Reading packet from IT Copy.


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