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PSY 250: Multicultural Counseling


This course is divided in three parts. Part I explores conceptual issues and their application in alcohol and other drug service delivery system. It chronicles the historical development of early prevention, intervention and treatment efforts. Part II explores the development of a culture-specific and multicultural framework in the alcohol and other drug field. These cultural groups are examined in terms of their history, demographics, and patterns of use and abuse, customs, beliefs, values, attitudes, norms, traditions, and learning and communication styles. The last part concentrates on the effective management strategies in the alcohol and other drug field. It recognizes the diversity in our population and the problems associated with the pluralistic nature of our society.

Textbook:Managing Multiculturalism in Substance Abuse Services: Jacob U. Gordon, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1994, ISBN: 0-8039-5736-X