Cross-Cultural Counseling is a course specifically designed to give your organization a deeper understanding of how to help people manage crises through a cross-cultural perspective. Culture involves not only where a person comes from, but subcultures within that culture as well.
approach is essential to understanding how an individual relates to
and interprets other cultures. For counseling across cultures to be
effective, the practitioner must first understand the values and
traditions of the individual. Methods that work in one cultural
context may not work in another.
This course takes a particular focus on cross-cultural crisis processing, and will focus on groups that are relevant to your organization’s work. You can read more about Cross-CulturalCounseling here.
The course will be designed after your specific needs. It will include an introduction to Cross-Cultural Counseling that covers both theoretical and practical aspects. It will give participants a cross-cultural approach and understanding of how to effectively help people in crisis. The course can be tailored to focus on refugees, asylum seekers, the homeless, or the formerly incarcerated. Depending on your needs, the course can cover the following themes:
What is crisis and crisis reactions?
Dealing with acute crisis.
Cross-cultural crisis management. What it means to be in crisis.
Cross-cultural crisis processing. What is involved in restoring and rebuilding people.
Western counseling methods in a cross-cultural context.
Existential issues and unanswered questions.
Gender roles, honor, sexuality and family.
The views of mental health across cultures and how this affects counseling.
Guilt, shame and anxiety.
Conflict as a result of crisis situations.
Handling irrational crisis reactions.
Building healthy psychosocial networks.
Moving beyond the crisis.
In addition to the theoretical sections, significant time will be spent in the course on exercises and practical sessions where participants have the opportunity to practice Cross-Cultural Counseling.
The course is held by Ulf Lidman, educated in the United States with two master's programs, one in cross-cultural crisis management and one in life view and relationship therapy. Ulf has over 30 years of experience in working with people in crisis. Between the East, Africa, the United States, Sweden, the Netherlands, Britain, Portugal and Spain are the areas where he worked. Ulf has a cutting edge competence in which he integrates cross-cultural crisis management with motivational talks and crisis support. If you are interested in this course, please use the contact form.
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