COU CC564 - Haiti Service Learning & Cultural Immersion Experience

(Credits: 1)

This course is designed to provide students with an enriched immersion experience and exposure to Haitian culture. The course focuses on increasing students’ sensitivity to diversity and difference, promoting learning and sharing of cross-cultural experiences, enhancing competence in building effective therapeutic relationships with immigrant populations, understanding the bridge between psychological theory and its application to culturally diverse groups, increasing awareness of ethics and standards appropriate to professional practice with ethnically diverse populations, and expanding the global perspectives of students in the field of mental health. 

*Note: Additional summer immersion programs in low- and middle-income countries (e.g., Kenya, Guyana, and Jamaica) are in development.