Diversity in Clinical Practice   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

AB 546 - Diversity in Clinical Practice

This course will encourage students to think critically about diverse peoples, as well as to examine their own thoughts about cultural groups different than their own. The course will examine cultural diversity using a radical behaviorist/cultural-materialist perspective. Students will use this approach to try to understand how racism, sexism, ageism, discrimination based on disability, sexual preference, religion, and behavioral/psychiatric problems could have developed/evolved, as well as to become aware of their own biases and how they may have evolved. The goals of this class are to demonstrate that such biases exist in everyone and to teach students to identify and judge their own biases so that they do not interfere with effective treatment of individuals. (3 credits)