This course provides burgeoning counselors an
opportunity to develop awareness of social,
cultural, and political histories of disability,
and to develop a nuanced understanding of the
meanings and consequences of how disability is
defined, constructed, and represented in society.
Emphasis will be placed on challenging and
countering hegemonic narratives of disability,
especially the view that disabled individuals are
somehow defective or deficient in some way and
need to be "fixed". Students will be encouraged to
develop awareness of their own ableism, identify
various models of disability, and learn skills and
strategies for effective and affirmative
counseling with youth and adults with