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Ch 3: Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling

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The Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling chapter of this Mental Health Study Guide course is the simplest way to master social and cultural issues in counseling. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the social and cultural issues in counseling.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering social and cultural issues in counseling material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the social and cultural issues in counseling. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the social and cultural issues in counseling
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling chapter exam to be prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a social and cultural issues in counseling unit of a standard mental health course. Topics covered include:

  • Characteristics of people who seek counseling
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Considerations in counseling gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals
  • Issues in counseling older people
  • Religious growth through counseling
  • Issues raised by changing family patterns

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling
Characteristics of People Seeking Counseling

1. Characteristics of People Seeking Counseling

You might be having a rough day when your computer doesn't start quickly enough, but other people have really serious concerns, such that they need counseling to live a better life. Find out what some reasons for seeking counseling are.

What is Multicultural Counseling?

2. What is Multicultural Counseling?

Multicultural awareness is very important in counseling. This lesson will tell you what multicultural counseling involves and how to be an effective multicultural counselor. We'll follow a school counselor as he prepares himself for a new role with culturally diverse students.

Counseling Across Gender

3. Counseling Across Gender

How does gender impact counseling? Should counselors approach clients of different genders differently? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the challenges with regards to counseling across gender lines and the impact of gender roles on mental health.

Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered People

4. Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered People

In many ways, counseling LGBT clients is just like counseling straight clients. But in other ways, LGBT clients face specific challenges that straight clients might not face. In this lesson, we'll look at how to counsel LGBT clients.

Counseling Aged Populations

5. Counseling Aged Populations

Older adults are the same as everyone else in some ways, and very different in other ways. In this lesson, we'll take a look at how the unique and general challenges of late adulthood impact counseling sessions.

Religious and Spiritual Development in Counseling

6. Religious and Spiritual Development in Counseling

Religious or spiritual discussions do not just happen in churches. This lesson looks into spiritual and religious counseling done by therapists and why it is of interest to clients.

Issues with Changing Family Patterns

7. Issues with Changing Family Patterns

Families have changed a great deal over time. In this lesson, we'll look at dual career, single parent, and blended families. We'll consider the unique issues each can present.

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