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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.

Key Features

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 ...

Multiple Identities
Multiple identities

The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate the multiplicities and complexities of multiple identity development through providing concrete examples in order to facilitate practitioners’ ability to assess and treat clients accurately by including their multiple identities. The chapter explores the difficulties involved in changing implicit attitudes and beliefs by examining cognitive information processing models and presents thorough and concrete strategies to deal with these difficulties. An example of assessing multiple identity development according to the White Racial Consciousness model is provided, and concrete strategies for how to apply this model to assess multiple identities are explored with experiential learning activities for practitioner-trainees. A concrete example describing the author's multiple identity development is provided to help practitioner-trainees assess their own multiple identity ...

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