MULTI CULTURAL AWARENESS – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are eight lessons in this module as follows: 1. Cultural Diversity Introduction Defining culture Elements of culture Societal structures and processes Subcultures Key areas of cultural diversity Cultural behaviour Values Social discourse Ideology Expectations Problems 2. Cultural Self-Awareness Introduction Defining cultural self Environmental influences Family or social group Definitions of self Psychological influences Human nature Personal autonomy Socio economic and political influences Emphasis or minimisation of cultural diversity Code switching Physical environmental influences 3. Prejudice and Racism Introduction Ingroups or outgroups Ethnocentrism What is prejudice Functions of prejudice How we measure prejudice Theoretical perspectives on prejudice Stereotypes Functions of stereotypes Dangers of using stereotypes Discrimination Social discrimination Racism Institutional or structural racism Perception Perceptual change Cognitive dissonance Perceptual defence Reducing prejudice Changing stereotypes Developing cultural sensitivity Belonging to a dominant culture 4. Working with Culturally Different Clients Introduction Communicating across cultures Principles of communication Cultural differences Communicating intimate information The culturally skilled worker Conformity Factors affecting conformity 5. Barriers to Effective Multi-Cultural Relationships Abnormality The counsellor's culture The clients culture Individual differences Cross cultural communication hurdles Culture shock Non verbal communication Developing trust Formal judgements Culture and child development Coping with change 6. Developing Cultural Competence Introduction Culturally competent service delivery Culturally appropriate service Culturally accessible service Culturally acceptable service Training for cultural change Cross culture counselling in disaster situations The role of family Working with other cultures 7. Multicultural Mental Health Issues Introduction Problems with cultural difference in psychology Cultural influences on mental health Culture bound syndromes Trance and possession disorder Factors affecting grief and bereavement: social, psychological and cultural influences 8. Shortcomings of Contemporary Counselling Theories and Future Developments Introduction Culture shock Stages in cultural shock and adjustment Post traumatic stress disorder Treatments for culture distress Successful intercultural adjustment Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Psychology/MULTI-CULTURAL-AWARENESS-BPS303-503.aspx

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