ERIC Number: ED241860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-30
Reference Count: 0
The Cross Cultural Counseling Specialization at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Johnson, Samuel D., Jr.
Following a brief introduction, which provides background information about the development of the cross-cultural counseling program at Columbia University, New York, this paper describes the conceptual model on which the program is based. The two levels of program structure are described, i.e., the generic level common to all counseling students, and the specializations level for varied settings or research interests (counseling older adults, counseling in business and industry, counseling the culturally different). The latter program is discussed in detail including: descriptions of the curricular content for two courses offered to increase awareness of how cultural differences affect the counseling process (Implications of Ethnic and Socioeconomic Differences for Counseling and Guidance, and Counseling Culturally Different Women); and two courses aimed at developing specific skills (Guidance Techniques for the Bilingual Child and Family, and a laboratory/experimental version of Implications of Ethnic and Socioeconomic Influences). Responses to the program over the past 2 years are presented, and offerings in cross-cultural counseling in the continuing education program are described. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the role and future directions of the program. A diagram of the conceptual model is appended. (MCF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Columbia University NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (91st, Anaheim, CA, August 26-30, 1983).