A Cross Cultural Counselling First; Students from Ethnic Backgrounds Will Share Experiences Special Report

Birmingham Evening Mail (England), August 17, 2000 | Go to article overview

A Cross Cultural Counselling First; Students from Ethnic Backgrounds Will Share Experiences Special Report


A NEW part time Certificate in Cross Cultural Counselling will be offered this autumn to people with some counselling experience.

The course, which can be studied with the University of Birmingham, Westhill, aims to raise awareness of culturally sensitive issues and to broaden the knowledge and skill base of students concerning concepts of race, ethnicity and their relevance in the practice of counselling.

Students come from a range of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds as well as age groups and will learn through sharing personal and professional experiences.

This subject has recently been given a high profile and the University of Birmingham, Westhill is providing this new course - thought to be the first of its kind - in response to demand for training in this area and the recognised need for counsellors to develop the counselling skills necessary to help clients with different cultural backgrounds.

Teachers, youth workers, health and housing professionals, social workers, police and counsellors will all benefit from the uniquely tailored course content.

Experience

No formal qualifications are necessary, but an ability to study at this level and demonstrate experience at an interview will be expected.

The course starts in September and anyone interested should call Sylvia McCooty, the Course Co-ordinator on 0121 415 2404 for further information.

UniServity - the students' portal - has received enormous support and public endorsement from students, parents and academics from universities such as Cambridge, Nottingham, Leeds and Birmingham.

In the past four months tens of thousands of students and parents have registered with UniServity prior to the launch of its innovative new range of services.

The services will be live in September and include the Sponsorship Network Programme - a unique method enabling students and their families to reduce the debt accumulated during their time at university.

Professor Steve Busby, of the school of Biosciences at University of Birmingham explains why UniServity will become a vital service for all University students. 'In UniServity we have a company that understands students an the difficulties they face. …

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