Document Type



Summer 2013

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to expose students interested in counseling, psychology, or social work to mental health and social justice concerns that currently pervade Guatemalan culture. These include, but are not limited to: the effects of 30 years of civil war; concerns of indigenous peoples; oppression within Central America, especially with regard to Guatemalans and native Mayans; the effects of poverty on mental health and wellness; women’s issues, particularly around civil and reproductive rights; and the impact of the current political and cultural climate on the children of Guatemala.

Course Number

Guatemala Syllabus: Summer 2012


Counselor Education-Graduate Studies


Jo Hittner

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