This course examines the psychological and social factors associated with minority status and acculturation of immigrants from various parts of the world and their influence on personality development.  Language acquisition and cultural literacy are discussed within the framework of academic and vocational perspectives for immigrants at different levels of acculturation and for their children born outside and in the United States.  Four basic modes of acculturation as well as intergenerational issues connected with the differences in adjustment levels are discussed in the perspective of theoretical, diagnostic, etiological, and therapeutic viewpoints.  Minority issues and mental health utilization patterns are discussed with a goal of increasing cultural awareness and sensitivity of the professionals in the counseling field. Due to the COVID-19 emergency situation, this course will have limited experiential component of video contact with the members of various cultural groups.  Specific methods and counseling techniques beneficial for members of diverse cultural groups will be discussed.