Crash: Using a Popular Film as an Experiential Learning Activity in a Multicultural Counseling Course

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Shelly Redmond, Assistant Director (Creator)
Jose A. Villalba, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Crash (P. Haggis, 2004) depicts the intersection of race, ethnicity, religion, and social class in a culturally and politically charged environment. The result is a film that places the viewer in situations that are void of simple right and wrong solutions. The authors describe an experiential learning activity that is based on using Crash to stimulate student awareness and reflection as a part of their affective development. Reactions from students to the use of Crash as a teaching tool are shared. Implications for counselor educators and supervisors electing to use this film to address multicultural counseling competence are presented.

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Counselor Education and Supervision, 47(4), 264-276.
Language: English
Date: 2008
Crash (film), Race, Multicultural counseling, Counselor education

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