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By: Michael D'Andrea

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 15: Understanding Racial/Cultural Identity Development Theories to Promote Effective Multicultural Group Counseling

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Understanding Racial/Cultural Identity Development Theories to Promote Effective Multicultural Group Counseling
Understanding racial/cultural identity development theories to promote effective multicultural group counseling
Michael D'Andrea

The United States is undergoing an unprecedented transformation in its demographic makeup (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010), shifting from a historically White, western-European, English-speaking majority to a diverse mix of non-White, non-western European, and non-English-speaking persons. This demographic transformation demands mental health practitioners to acquire new competencies to work effectively, respectfully, and ethically with persons from diverse racial/cultural groups (Lewis, Lewis, Daniels, & D'Andrea, 2011).

The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and the Association for Specialists in Group Work have led the counseling field by developing Multicultural Counseling Competencies (Sue, Arredondo, & McDavis, 1992) and Multicultural and Social Justice Competence Principles for Group ...

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