1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE CROSS-CULTURAL COUNSELING
2. COURSE CODE ABA 3193
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF DINI FARHANA BINTI BAHARUDIN
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME This course is developed for the third year student as an exposure to the multicultural counseling knowledge and skills. In addition, this course provides a platform on expanding cultural awareness, knowledge and skill building in order to facilitate an appreciation of cultural, racial, ethnic, age, gender and sexual preference issues.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 6 & Year 3
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)

 

 

Face to face:

L T P/SCL
28 13 13

 

Non-Face to face

O Preparation for final Final Exam
46 16 3

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical (workshop); O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

28+13+13+46+16+3=119
7. CREDIT VALUE 119/40= 2.975 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To provide basic concepts of multicultural counseling.
  2. To identify the group and individual differences that impacts the counseling process.
  3. To apply professionalism and ethics in conducting counseling sessions with various groups.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the course, students are able to:

  1. Explain the concepts related to multicultural counseling (LO2-C3)
  2. Analyze group and individual differences that impact the counseling process (LO3-CTPS3)
  3. Apply Islamic values, ethics, morality and professionalism in multicultural counseling.( LO6)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Student should be able to develop a good understanding of the basic concepts of multicultural counseling and be able to apply it in their counseling practice.
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorial, group work, excursion and online discussion. Collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course especially through assignments. The use of examination and assignment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concept in real context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
13. SYNOPSIS This course is designed to build multicultural counseling skills. The course familiarize students with theories, counseling techniques, skill development and a wide range of issues regarding ethical and effective counseling in a world of cultural differences. Emphasis is placed on expanding cultural awareness, knowledge and skill building in order to facilitate an appreciation of cultural, racial, ethnic, age, gender and sexual preference issues. Students will be able to assess the specific needs of culturally different clients, develop communication strategies and select appropriate counseling applications for persons of different cultural backgrounds.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures, tutorials and lab
15. Assessment methods and types
Component %
Continuous Assessment

  • Presentation
  • Research paper
  • Reflection paper
  • Online Participation
 

20

20

10

10

10

 

Final examination 30
Total 100
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic

 

Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY EXAM TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Practical/SCL Assignment Library search Revision Cont. Assessment Final Exam
Introduction to multicultural counseling 3 1  

4

Self in context 3 1 1 3 1 2 11
Multicultural concepts 3 2 2 3 2 2 14
Competence and ethics 4 2 2 4 2 2 1 17
Oppression and resilience 3 2 2 4 1 1 13
Race and ethnicity 3 2 2 4 2 2 1 16
Religion and spirituality 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 15
Social class/ gender 3 1 1 4 2 2 13
Age / sexual orientation 3 1 1 4 2 2 13
Final exam 3
 

Total

28 13 13 29 14 16 3 3 119
17 References Main references supporting the course

  1. Choudhuri, D.D., Santiago-Rivera, A.L., & Garrett, M.T. 2012. Counseling & diversity. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
  2. Lee, W.M.L., Blando, J.A, Mizelle, N.D. & Orozco, G.L. (2007). Introduction to Multicultural counseling for helping professionals. (2nd Ed.) Routledge.
  3. Ponterotto, J.G., Casas, J.M., Suzuki, L.A. & Alexander, C.M. (2009). Handbook of multicultural counseling. Sage Publication.
  4. Schwarzbaum, S.E. & Thomas, A.J. (2008). Dimensions of multicultural counseling: A life story approach. Sage Publication.
  5. Sue, D.W. & Sue, D. 2008. Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice. Edisi ke-5. New York: Wiley.
  6. Sue, D.W., Ivey, A.E. & Pedersen, P.B. 2007. Theory of Multicultural Counseling & Therapy. Thomson Brooks/Cole

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Program Learning Outcomes

TOPIC Contact hours (week) Lesson Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
TOPIC 1: Introduction to multicultural counseling

2

(WK1)

  1. Be able to explain the definitions and goals of multicultural counseling
LO1 C2 Classroom lecture and discussion Written Examination
TOPIC 2: Self in context

2

(WK2)

  1. Be able to explain the concept of self
LO1 C2 Classroom lecture and discussion Written Examination
TOPIC 3: Multicultural concepts

2

(WK 3)

  1. Be able to explain the Multicultural concepts
LO1 C2 Classroom lecture and discussion

Classroom problem solving

Assign: Individual participation in online discussion  through myLMS

Instructor evaluation of written report/research findings

Written Examination

TOPIC 4: Competence and ethics

2

(WK 4)

  1. Apply Islamic values, ethics, morality and professionalism in multicultural counseling
LO2 C2 Classroom lecture and discussion

Classroom problem solving

Instructor evaluation of written report

Written Examination

TOPIC 5:  Oppression and resilience

4

(WK5-6)

  1. Apply Islamic values, ethics, morality and professionalism in oppression and resilience
LO6 C2 Classroom lecture and discussion

Classroom problem solving

Case study-research on any one of the class topics (group)

Group presentation

Instructor evaluation of written report/research findings

Written Examination

TOPIC 6: Race and ethnicity

4

(WK7-8)

  1. Demonstrate awareness of group and individual differences in terms of race and ethnicity that impact the counseling process
LO2 CTPS2 Classroom lecture and discussion

Classroom problem solving

Group presentation

Instructor evaluation of written report

Written Examination

TOPIC 7: Religion and spirituality

4

(WK9-10)

  1. Demonstrate awareness of group and individual differences in terms of religion and spirituality that impact the counseling process
LO2 CTPS2 Classroom lecture and discussion

Classroom problem solving

Visit/Field-trip to a multicultural site

Group presentation

Instructor evaluation of written report

Written Examination

TOPIC 8: Social class/ gender

2

(WK11-12)

  1. Demonstrate awareness of group and individual differences in terms of social class and gender that impact the counseling process
LO4 CTPS2 Classroom lecture and discussion

Classroom problem solving

Group presentation

Instructor evaluation of written report

Written Examination

TOPIC 9: Age / sexual orientation

2

(WK13-WK14)

  1. Apply Islamic values, ethics, morality and professionalism in age and sexual orientation
LO6 CTPS2 Classroom lecture and discussion

Classroom problem solving

Assign Individual project: reflection paper

Group presentation

Instructor evaluation of written report

Written Examination