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Chapter 26: Raj: Counselor Competence and Minor Informed Consent
Raj, a severely depressed seventeen-year-old adolescent male from India, checks in at a college counseling center and is immediately assigned to see a white female counselor, Vicki. Raj has been in the United States for a short time and is experiencing new academic and personal adjustment challenges. He shares an apartment with one other student and has frequent contact with a sponsoring Indian family living in the vicinity.
Raj, a first-year engineering student at a prestigious technical university, was referred for counseling by one of his professors. Raj is not sleeping well, has lost weight, and seems unmotivated in class. To account for his considerable weight loss, Raj explains that he does not ...