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Individual and Cultural Diversity Competencies Development (1 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 01697
Acronym: 01697
Level: 2nd Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 24.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 25.0 h/sem 125.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites Not applicable.
Objectives This UC aims to provide an awareness of, and a sensitivity to, individual and cultural diversity issues, as they may apply to different areas of application of work (school, clinical setting, workplace, organizations, etc...).  Its purpose is to promote training regarding professional and personal competencies, specifically focusing their application to different contexts in psychology.
Program 1. Diversities in Professional Development
- Personal values and professional development
- Gender and sexism
- Age and ageism
- Race and ethnicity and racism
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer issues and homophobia
- Other isms and populations (disabled persons, religious minorities, refugees...)
2. Individual and Cultural Diversity Competences: an historical introduction
- Multicultural Competence models
- Pink Competence models
- Individual and Cultural Diversity Competencies and the ethics codes in psychology
- Beyond individual competences: Service/Organizational Competence
3.Assessment and Training
- Main assessment tools of Individual and Cultural Diversity Competencies
- Research on Development and Training of Individual and Cultural Diversity Competencies
Evaluation Method Those that choose for continuous evaluation are expected to 1) participate in at least 75% of the classes, 2) write an individual essay (50%), and 3) a group assignment (50%).
Students with a final average of 9.5 in each essay/assignment or above are considered approved in this course. Students can perform a written final exam (100%).
Teaching Method The curricular unit is mainly constituted by pratical classes (24 h) and tutorial sessions (1h). Students can choose between continuos evaluation or a final exam.
Observations Thursday, 12h-13h, Office 116, or by email appointment
Basic Bibliographic Cornish, J. A. E., Schreier, B. A., Nadkarni, L. I., Metzger, L. H., & Rodolfa, E. R. (2010). Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
Deardorff, D.K (2009).  The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural_Competence. Thounsand Oaks: Sage.
Lee, W. et al (2007).  Introduction to multicultural counseling for helping professionals (2nd edition). NY: Routledge.
Martines, D. (2008). Multicultural school psychology Competencies : a practical guide. London: Sage.
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (2010). Educating Teachers for Diversity: Meeting the Challenge. OECD Publishing.
Ponterotto, J. et al (2010). Handbook of multicultural counseling (3nd edition). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Pope-Davis, D., Coleman, H., Liu, W. & Toporek, R. (2003). Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling & Psychology (Eds.). California: Sage.
Sue, D.W. (2010).  Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. Wiley.
Complementar Bibliographic To be handed in at the beginning of each class.

American Psychological Association (2011). Guidelines for Psychological Practice  with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients. American Psychologist, 67(1), 10-42.
American Psychological Association (2003). Guidelines of multicultural education, training, research, practice, and organizational change for psychologists. American Psychologist, 58(5), 377-402.
Daniel, J.H., Roysircar, G., Abeles, N. & Boyd, C. (2004).  Individual and Cultural-Diversity Competency: Focus on the Therapist. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60(7), 755-770.