To be a counselor in an international school requires culturally focused skills and sensitivities. This course explores the skills necessary to be a culturally competent counselor and provides a practical approach to running an effective School Counseling program for an international school community and working with Third Culture Kids. Through collaborative activities, simulations, and other active participation strategies, participants will explore and practice skills related to:
This course is the first course in the 4-course International School Counseling Certificate program.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for:
Course Dates: Wednesday, August 31 - Friday December 16, 2022, synchronous monthly meetings on Fridays, and weekly asynchronous assignments
Course Format: Online Fixed-Date (fully online). This course is asynchronous, plus 4 synchronous meetings in Zoom. There are also specific deadline dates for assignments within the set dates of the course.
Schedule: (times to be determined)
September 16th October 14th
November 18th December 2nd
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.
Required Materials: Three texts,
Participants currently or formerly have worked in an international counselor position.
This class will fulfill the learning objectives as outlined in CACREP Standard F.2:
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