This course is an introduction to current research that supports the need for individualized treatment that is sensitive to the client's culture.  The following will be examined and explored:  delivery of culturally competent treatment, clinical implications of culturally competent treatment and sketches of diverse client population, including: Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, persons with HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) populations and others.   (3)