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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2009

PSY 341K • Multicultural Psychotherapy-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43185 T
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
SEA 3.250

Course Description

The course will be a seminar (not a lecture course) with a primary writing component. This seminar is an introduction to multicultural approaches to personality assessment and counseling-psychotherapy. Issues and processes related to multicultural development in American society will be reviewed. Different theories and intervention approaches will be critically examined vis-à-vis degree of match or mismatch to the value systems and worldviews of peoples who perceive themselves as different and/or disenfranchised. A cognitive styles-cross-cultural model of assessment and psychotherapy will be presented. Students will develop a 'treatment' plan focusing on goals to be addressed in five 'intervention' sessions with a fictitious client from a novel, biography or autobiography.

Grading Policy

Class Participation: 10% 2 Class Presentations: 20% Term Paper Rough Draft 15% Final Draft 35% Degree of Improvement 20%


Ramirez, M., Multicultural Psychotherapy. (2nd ed.)


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