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Counseling Contemporary Multiple Heritage Couples, Individuals and Families


The multiple heritage population is one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population, so it is important that counselors become aware of and develop a greater knowledge and understanding of this population. This course examines the lives of contemporary multiple heritage couples, individuals, and families, including trans-racial adoptive families.

A multicultural counseling competency framework is applied to discussion and recommendations of counseling intervention with this population.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, students will:

-Be able to apply the multicultural counseling competencies to their work with the multiple heritage population.

-Expand their awareness and synthesize their knowledge of the issues, concerns, challenges, and strengths of the multiple heritage population, as well as the multiple identities claimed by members of this population.

-Become familiar with information about interventions, strategies, and skills that may be useful in providing effective and competent counseling services to the multiple heritage population.

-Be able to apply counseling advocacy competencies to their work with the multiple heritage population.

-Be able to integrate other counseling competencies (example: LGBT competencies) as appropriate to their work with the multiple heritage population.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize attitudes, biases, and beliefs and the possible impact of these as they relate to the multiple heritage population
  • Expand awareness and knowledge of the historical contexts under which the multiple heritage population has functioned in
    U.S. society
  • Understand models and theories that have been utilized to place the multiple heritage population in a conceptual framework

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Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $169
CEUs: 1.4
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  Multicultural Studies
Email us with your interest, contact:
Mary Pick, Program Manager,, 414-227-3353


Fall 2015 Human Services Catalog
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