2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog

GCOUN 6306 Counseling Immigrants

This course examines the counseling needs of recent immigrants to the United States.  It focuses on increasing students’ cultural competencies and exploring psychosocial stressors on immigrants.  The impact on individuals and families will be analyzed, including losses, culture shock, gender role and social class adjustments, employment and family reunification. Effects of trauma as well as discrimination will be considered. Legal status/asylum issues will be examined along with the impact of U.S. immigration policies.