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2018-2019 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RHDS 611 - Cultural Competency for Rehabilitation and Health Professions

This course provides students with an in-depth exploration of multicultural and diversity issues as they relate to the field of rehabilitation counseling. Through in-depth exploration into the intersections of cultural identities such as race, class, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability, the unique needs of individuals with disabilities who experience multiple oppressions will be examined. Exploration into theoretical models, research, counseling techniques and therapeutic interventions, provides students an understanding of the impact of race, social class, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, and ability on counseling relationships. The concept of social justice and strategies and tools to interrupt injustice are introduced. Emphasis is placed upon gaining cultural self-awareness necessary for effective multicultural counseling relationships.

Credits: 3