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Course Overview

The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area is one that is very culturally diverse. This course will focus on the special issues that are raised when offering mental health and psychotherapy services to persons of color who reside in this large urban area. During the course, students will have the opportunity to examine the following content areas: the psychology of racism and oppression, theoretical issues and research findings on psychotherapy with minority populations, the impact of therapist racial/cultural characteristics on the therapeutic process, multicultural issues in psychodiagnostic testing, and relevant issues for traditional and emerging minority groups. Each class period will also include a module on an ”urban issue” of concern to area residents.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Doctorate, Graduate
Prerequisites: PSY 781, PSY 834, PSY 836, PSY 865, and PSY 866.

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