To be a counselor in an international school requires culturally focused skills and sensitivities. This course explores the skills and resources necessary to be a culturally competent counselor and provides a practical approach to running effective School Counseling programming for international school communities. Through case presentations, simulations, and other active participation strategies, participants will explore and practice skills related to:
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for:
Course Format: Online Fixed-Date (fully online).
Refund Policy: To receive a refund, students need to drop the course at pce.sandiego.edu through their student account portal before midnight (11:59PT) on the third day of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% of the course tuition. No refunds will be issued after this deadline.
Enrollment Open Through: The first day of class or until maximum enrollment has been met. If maximum enrollment has been met then please add yourself to the Waitlist.
Course Materials: All students will be supplied with access to materials via Google Drive. The Google Drive contains additional required reading materials which will be updated often. The instructor will give a week's notice before covering them in class. The following list of 'recommended' texts are provided to assist students in building a professional library, but may not be explicitly covered in class.
Participants currently or formerly have worked in an international counselor position.
Number of Sessions: 7
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Course Dates: Friday, September 6 – Friday, November 29, 2024, synchronous bi-weekly meetings on Fridays with asynchronous assignments. Meeting times are from 6:00am – 8:30am PT, 48 hours prior to your first course meeting the instructor will reach out with an introduction email.
This class will fulfill the learning objectives as outlined in CACREP Standard F.2:
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