Cross-Cultural Mores and Values   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring addendum

MFT 653 - Cross-Cultural Mores and Values

3 Credit(s)
This course is designed to consider and present a conceptual framework for review and incorporation of sociocultural factors into clinical and communication theories and practices. Specific cultural content (with emphasis on family history, structures, dynamics, values, mores, adaptive strengths, and coping styles) and socio-political constraints on human development (with emphasis on racism and normative value psychology) will be examined. The importance of racial/ethnic identity is highlighted as the core of one's self-identity. The objective of the course is to develop knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural differences. Prerequisite(s): MFT 525 , MFT 522 , MFT 533 , MFT 555 , MFT 571  or MFT 573 , and concurrently with MFT 626 .