Fall, Winter and Spring quarters
Faculty: Heesoon Jun psychology
Faculty Signature Required: Applications will be available by April 7, 2010. For more information, contact Heesoon Jun at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by the Academic Fair, May 12, 2010, will be given priority. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.
Major areas of study include psychological counseling, multicultural counseling theory and skill building, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, personality theories, psychological research interpretation, studies of oppression and power, and ethics in the helping professions.
Class Standing: Seniors only.
Prerequisites: (1) At least one quarter of college study in programs covering general principles in critical reasoning skills and quantitative reasoning evidenced by faculty evaluations, and (2) college level writing and reading proficiency evidenced by faculty evaluations.
This program will allow students to examine the efficacy of existing psychological counseling paradigms and techniques for a diverse population. One of the program goals will be to increase the students’ multicultural counseling competency through transformative, non-hierarchical and non-dichotomous approaches to learning. We will use a wide range of instructional strategies, such as lectures, workshops, films, seminars, role-playing, group discussions, videotaping, field trips, guest lectures and internship case studies.
During fall quarter, students will learn at least seven personality theories and counseling skills based on these theories. In winter quarter, students will learn to incorporate scientific inquiry into clinical inquiry and will learn abnormal psychology and its effectiveness with multicultural populations. In spring quarter, students will learn ethics in helping professions. Consciousness studies, psychological research interpretation, studies in internalized oppression/privilege and systematic oppression/privilege, multicultural counseling theories and practice, and social justice and equity will be emphasized throughout the year.
In both winter and spring quarters, students will be required to complete internships of 10 hours per week in local counseling/mental health settings, providing opportunities to apply their classroom learning in a practical setting.
Credits: 16 per quarter
Internship Required: 10 hours per week internship required in both winter and spring quarters.
Special Expenses: Possible expenses for field trips and internship commute.
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in psychological counseling, clinical psychology, social work, school counseling, cross-cultural studies, research psychology, allopathic and complementary medicine, class, race, gender and ethnicity studies, and consciousness studies.