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Until now, an important aspect of multicultural counseling has been long overlooked amid the profusion of literature—the practical application of multicultural theory. Social Justice, Multicultural Counseling, and Practice: Beyond a Conventional Approach fills this void and tackles some of the top challenges in multicultural counseling including how to implement multicultural theory and how to practice social justice and equity. This groundbreaking work takes a multilayered and multidimensional approach that will help practitioners “walk the talk” of multicultural competency. It introduces a new model that will give practitioners a clearer understanding of the client's worldview for culturally appropriate assessment, diagnoses, and treatment.

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Provides Concrete Strategies boxes for introduced concepts; Emphasizes self-reflection and self-awareness for practitioners; Contains exercises to help practitioners better understand ethnocentrism, types of thinking ...

A Practitioner's Awareness of the Client's Worldview
A practitioner's awareness of the client's worldview

Completing the experiential and reflection-based learning activities in Parts I and II is a prerequisite for transition into Part III, which integrates knowledge from previous chapters. Chapter 11 explores existing identity development models for both dominant and nondominant groups. Knowledge gained from previous chapters about the impact of internalized oppression on nondominant groups will assist with understanding complexities of identity development from a multilayered and multidimensional perspective. Practitioner-trainees will be able to contrast and compare identity development of dominant and nondominant groups and will gain a deeper understanding about the impact of systematic privilege and oppression on the process of identity construction. Chapter 12 demonstrates how to integrate intellectual understanding of identity ...

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