This course will explore the psychological impact of social and cultural factors in the field of counseling and applied psychology. The influence of gender, race, age, ethnicity, culture, SES, religious preference, sexual orientation and mental and physical disabilities in psychological research and counseling relationships will be investigated. Prototyping, stereotyping and prejudice will be examined and interventions appropriate to handling these will be studied. The class will focus on the cultural factors relevant to clinical mental health counseling.
* This course may be offered as PSY 640.