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The purpose of this course is to help students to develop a counseling ministry, which will be sensitive and helpful to various cultural groups. Counseling, whether it be in this country or overseas, requires a basic understanding not only of how various ethnic groups live and relate but also of one’s own possible stereotypes, which may hinder effectiveness in the counseling process. This course is an attempt to integrate material scripturally, experientially, psychologically and theologically. In addition, the course will examine issues of racism, differences in religio-cultural values and world-views, verbal and non-verbal communication and other factors that effect the processes of counseling. Lectures, videos, role-plays, group discussions and a cross-cultural inventory (books and articles) will be used to present techniques and approaches in working in a cross-cultural context.
Asbury Theological Seminary
CO, 730, ADVANCED, ISSUES, IN, CROSS-CULTURAL, COUNSELING, SP08