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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.
Chapter 15: Helping Jermaine Feel “Normal”
Helping Jermaine Feel “Normal”
We are at a counseling center at a community college that offers 2-year associate degree studies as well as career training, self-improvement, adult basic skills, and other classes for the general public. There is significant cultural diversity among the students, although the percentage of ethnic minorities is rather low.
As he was preparing to leave his office (located at the community college counseling center) at the end of the day on Monday, Mr. Scott, a White male counselor, heard a call from the intercom that there was a walk-in client that needed his immediate attention. Mr. Scott came out of his office and saw a young African American woman sitting on the floor in a corner of ...