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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 16: Helping Darryl and Samar to “Fight Fairly”
Helping Darryl and Samar to “Fight Fairly”
Darryl and Samar are both in their mid-30s and have been together for 11 years. They got married about 15 months ago, shortly after their state passed a marriage-equality law. Soon after the marriage they started talking about having a baby through a surrogate. They came to counseling because “things have become rough,” and they found themselves “starting to doubt” their relationship.
Darryl is a European American male with an MBA degree and owns a small business that offers party-planning services. He is from a large Christian family with parents still living and six adult siblings, but Darryl said, “I am not sure how they are doing,” when the counselor asked about ...