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Building Multicultural Competency Through Direct Experiential Contact: An Immersive Case Study Experience, Michael Baltimore Aug 2017

Building Multicultural Competency Through Direct Experiential Contact: An Immersive Case Study Experience, Michael Baltimore

Perspectives In Learning

As American society becomes more diverse, counselor training programs have the responsibility for instilling multicultural competencies for counselors-in-training. Teaching multicultural competency is a requirement in professional counseling training programs through graduate level courses with the content infused throughout the program. In this case study approach, students were asked to immerse themselves within a different culture in order to become more aware of their own cultural values, become aware of other cultures and to learn appropriate relationship skills necessary for building helping relationships. Resulting writing and presentations show an increase in awareness, knowledge and skill for students. Recommendations for including an ...


Cross-Cultural Peer-Mentoring: Mentor Outcomes And Perspectives, Monica L. Bellon-Harn, Rebecca K. Weinbaum Aug 2017

Cross-Cultural Peer-Mentoring: Mentor Outcomes And Perspectives, Monica L. Bellon-Harn, Rebecca K. Weinbaum

Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Limited relationships with peers and faculty create barriers for retaining racial or ethnic minority students through the academic path to SPHS professions. As such, university programs must pay particular attention to formalized avenues of social support to decrease attrition and increase retention (Cokley, 2000). Mentoring is one such avenue (Wright-Harp & Cole, 2008). The purpose of this paper is to describe mentor outcomes and perspectives of a cross-cultural peer-mentoring program entitled LEAD: Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Diversity. Graduate students from SLP and AUD graduate programs were recruited to serve as peer mentors to potential undergraduate candidates representing diverse ethnicities who might ...