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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 ...

Deconstructing Inappropriate Hierarchical, Dichotomous, and Linear Thinking Styles/Patterns
Deconstructing inappropriate hierarchical, dichotomous, and linear thinking styles/patterns

This chapter discusses challenges involved in deconstructing inappropriate hierarchical, dichotomous, and linear thinking styles/patterns. The chapter discusses the need to deconstruct inappropriate thinking styles through transformative learning due to a history of emotional attachment to these inappropriate thinking styles. Specific and concrete strategies for deconstructing these thinking styles are explained, and examples of how to deconstruct such thinking styles and experiential learning activities relating to multiple identities (race, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, language, religion, and region) are provided. Practitioner-trainees are encouraged to use their daily recording of inappropriate hierarchical, dichotomous, and linear thinking styles/patterns from Chapter 2 for their experiential learning material.

This chapter provides another way to deconstruct inappropriate ...

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