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Ch 9: Social and Cultural Elements of Counseling

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn about the various features of counseling related to society and culture, such as age, gender and multiculturalism. Each lesson focuses upon a specific topic and is followed by an online self-assessment quiz.

Social and Cultural Elements of Counseling - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this context, the term multicultural refers to factors such as age, religion, disability, race, sexual orientation, social status, national origin, heritage and gender. Chapter instructors will introduce you to some of the issues that counselors face when dealing across these cultures. You can also learn about many of the specific issues related to certain groups. By the time you have worked your way through this chapter, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Explain the issues that counselors and their clients face related to multiculturalism
  • Address the special considerations related to specific groups
  • Discuss various theories related to counseling women
  • Outline the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues and explain the counseling theories
  • Compare traditional counseling for older adults with the new perspectives

Video Objectives
What is Multicultural Counseling? Discuss the multicultural counseling issues that counselors and their clients, along with educators and researchers, face.
Counseling Considerations Across Cultural and Ethnic Groups Explore individual issues for certain groups, including European Americans, African American, Hispanics, Asian or Pacific Islanders and Native American Indians.
Counseling Across Gender Address women's issues, such as changing roles, victimization and adequacy.
Counseling Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders Explain gay liberation and the declassification of homosexuality withing the realm of psychiatry.
Counseling Aged Populations Discuss why older adults might not be getting the specialized care that counselors are prepared to deliver.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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