Bringing Recovery to Diverse Populations

COM HLT X 470.4
This course explores the fundamental impact of cross-cultural counseling of substance abuse and dependent individuals.
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Classroom
Starting at $695.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Define the impact of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, and other socio-economic factors on the development and progression of alcohol/drug problems
  • Examine commonly encountered cultural obstacles to traditional chemical dependency counseling
  • Identify new ways to culturally enrich existing counseling services and when to refer to alternative culturally specific treatment programs

About this course:

This course provides exposure to the fundamentals of cross-cultural counseling of substance abusing and dependent individuals. The cultural impact of race, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, and socio-economic status on the development and progression of substance use disorders is explored. In addition, commonly encountered cultural obstacles to traditional chemical dependency counseling are examined. Suggestions are offered on how to culturally enrich existing counseling services and when to refer to alternative culturally specific treatment programs. This course also explores clinical aspects and current trends in the prevention and treatment of such diseases as tuberculosis, hepatitis A, B, and C, and HIV/AIDS. Topics include current issues in epidemiology, psychosocial issues and strategies to help clients, treatment planning for the whole person (not just the disease), culturally competent intervention, harm reduction strategies, and special counseling needs of HIV and other critically ill patients.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday, Thursday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Instructor: Toni Sue Kells
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Fee:
$695.00
7 days left. Enroll by Sep 27, 2018
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Notes

No meeting November 22, 2018. Make-up meeting November 26, 2018.

Required course in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate. Restricted course; call (310) 825-7093 for permission to enroll. Web enrollments automatically generate a "Permission to Enroll" request.

Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: October 4, 2018. No refund after October 11, 2018. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 11, 2018
Course Requirements
Book: Counseling The Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice by Sue, Derald Wing and Sue, David
(Optional) Book: Ethnicity and Family Therapy
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 27, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Thu Oct 4, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Thu Oct 11, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Thu Oct 18, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Thu Oct 25, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Thu Nov 1, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Thu Nov 8, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Thu Nov 15, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Thu Nov 22, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Mon Nov 26, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 209
Lecture
Thu Nov 29, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214
Lecture
Thu Dec 6, 2018
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 214

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