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Multi-Cultural Awareness

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

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Help Break down cultural barriers. Extend your "people skills", as a counsellor, manager, business owner, etc Work in a "helping profession" - welfare, immigration, international relations, etc

Cultural diversity refers to the differences between human communities based on differences in their ideologies, values, beliefs, norms, customs, meanings and ways of life – in other words, differences based on cultural differences. These differences are expressed and exemplified in social practices, attitudes and values, family interactions and expectations, values concerning education, ways of defining and treating health (physical and mental), business and management behaviours and practices, political practices and our interpersonal relations. This course will develop your sensitivity to culture, diversity and multicultural societies, and improve your capacity to interact with people on multicultural issues.

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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Mental Health
Business and Management
Cultural Awareness
Cross Cultural Communication
Communication Skills
Cultural Communication
Cultural Diversity
Communication Training
Effective Communication
Verbal Communication
Skills and Training


This Course is Taught By:
Iona Lister

Her Background: Licentiate, Speech and Language Therapy, UK, Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills.

She has been a clinician and manager of health services for fifteen years, and a trainer for UK-based medical charities, focusing on psychosocial issues, mental health disorders, and also the promotion of communication skills for people in helping roles. As a freelance writer, she contributes articles for magazines, has written four published books, and has written course material on coaching and counselling related fields.

Successful completion of this course/module will develop your understanding of appropriate practices and procedures within Multicultural Awareness.

Understand multi-cultural issues and terminology. Develop your sensitivity to culture, diversity and multicultural societies, and improve your capacity to interact with people on multicultural issues.

Lesson Structure: Multi Cultural Awareness BPS303

There are 8 lessons in this course:

Cultural Diversity
Defining culture
Elements of culture
Societal structures and processes
Key areas of cultural diversity
Cultural behaviour
Social discourse
Problems ith culture
Cultural Self-Awareness
Defining cultural self
Environmental influences
Family or social group
Definitions of self
Psychological influences
Human nature
Personal autonomy
Socio economic and political influences
Emphasis or minimisation of cultural diversity
Code switching
Physical environmental influences
Prejudice and Racism
Ingroups or outgroups
What is prejudice
Functions of prejudice
How we measure prejudice
Theoretical perspectives on prejudice
Functions of stereotypes
Dangers of using stereotypes
Social discrimination
Institutional or structural racism
Perceptual change
Cognitive dissonance
Perceptual defence
Reducing prejudice
Changing stereotypes
Developing cultural sensitivity
Belonging to a dominant culture
Working with Culturally Different Clients
Communicating across cultures
Principles of communication
Cultural differences
Communicating intimate information
The culturally skilled worker
Factors affecting conformity
Barriers to Effective Multi-Cultural Relationships
The counsellors culture
The clients culture
Individual differences
Cross cultural communication hurdles
Culture shock
Non verbal communication
Developing trust
Formal judgements
Culture and child development
Coping with change
Developing Cultural Competence
Culturally competent service delivery
Culturally appropriate service
Culturally accessible service
Culturally acceptable service
Training for cultural change
Cross culture counselling in disaster situations
The role of family
Working with other cultures
Multicultural Mental Health Issues
Problems with cultural difference in psychology
Cultural influences on mental health
Culture bound syndromes
Trance and possession disorder
Factors affecting grief and bereavement: social, psychological and cultural influences
Shortcomings of Contemporary Counselling Theories and Future Developments
Culture shock
Stages in cultural shock and adjustment
Post traumatic stress disorder
Treatments for culture distress
Successful intercultural adjustment
Each lesson requires the completion of an assignment which is submitted to the academy, marked by the academy's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Learning Goals: Multi Cultural Awareness BPS303

Develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity;
Understand the cultural awareness of the self through verbal and non-verbal means;
Understand the origins and influences of prejudice and racism;
Understand the impact of culture when working with culturally different clients;
Understand bias toward and barriers against effective multi-cultural relationships;
Understand the fundamentals of developing and implementing cultural competence;
Understand multi-cultural attitudes toward mental health issues.

Learn what is meant by the term culture, and different cultural groups;
Discuss cultural diversity and identify problems associated with it;
Discuss intra-cultural and inter-cultural contact to managing cultural diversity;
Identify reasons that people and groups make intercultural contact;
Explore how we communicate non-verbally;
Identify ways (verbal and non-verbal) that we communicate our identification to a cultural group;
In what ways a minority culture influence a dominant culture;
Ways that people and groups adapt to other cultures;
Explain the term individualism-collectivism
Discuss how prejudice and/or racism help a group or person feel more comfortable about other cultures;
Explore the role of stereotyping by a dominant culture in perceived discrimination by an immigrant community;
Define culture shock;
Identify barriers to communication that exist in intercultural communication situations;
Identify strategies to ensure effective communication with a person from another culture;
Explore the influence of culture differences when providing helping or counselling services to clients;
Explore ways that people from different cultures deal with psychological or communication problems such as conflict, depression, mental health etc.

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Cultural Awareness