Promoting multicultural and advocacy competence in counselor trainees: Testing a critical pedagogical intervention
The University of Virginia is classified by the Carnegie Commission as a Research University with very high research activity (RU/VH) and as such has an obligation to produce research and to train researchers. This class period will offer a training program to students who agree to participate in an University of Virginia Institutional Review Board for Social and Behavioral Sciences approved research project. The project is part of the dissertation research of Amie Manis, a Counselor Education PhD candidate.
I agreed to ask the class to participate in this project because our ethical standards include counselors' obligations to promote diversity and a true multicultural society. The training being offered and studied is related to the goal of EDHS 733-1. In addition, promoting and supporting doctoral student research is an obligation of the University of Virginia Counselor Education program.
However, participation in the project is voluntary. The Informed Consent material and additional information will be available at the November 6 class meeting. Participating in this research project can be counted as a self-designed learning experience. The self-designed learning points are part of the regular course grading system.