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Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, this timely book covers the core concepts, theories, and skills of multicultural and social justice counseling. With a focus on helping readers develop their multicultural professional identities, the authors conceptualize multicultural identity development as the foundation for comprehending the pervasive impact of social privilege and oppression and developing competencies to effectively work with the culturally diverse. Case illustrations, exercises, and an emphasis on reflective practice foster a true understanding and application of concepts. Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries.

Applying Multicultural Competencies: Case Examples
Applying Multicultural Competencies: Case Examples

This section provides case examples to illustrate ways in which a counselor attempts to integrate his or her multicultural understanding into clinical interventions. Counselor-client interactions are presented verbatim that reflect the counselor’s intentional verbal and nonverbal behavior to address cultural or diversity aspects of the issue. The counselor also provides reflections pertaining to how he or she conceptualizes the client concerns and how he or she tries to reflect that conceptualization in practice. We hope that by reviewing these examples our readers will be able to deepen their understanding of how we define multicultural counseling (pp. 112–113) and why we emphasize the necessity of a multicultural identity. Please know that there is no one right ...

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