- Subject index
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.
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 ...
Chapter 13: Culturally Appropriate Assessment
Culturally Appropriate Assessment
The purpose of this chapter is to develop a comprehensive assessment tool for clients who are culturally different from clients who are culturally different from practitioners. This means assessment will be based on a perspective of understanding the client's culture and his worldview. In order to assess a client whose worldview is different from the practitioner's, the practitioner needs to have accurate self-assessment of her own worldview. The fundamentals of accurate assessment for culturally different clients are discussed. Why the treating practitioner should complete the intake, the impact of the practitioner's communication style on the assessment, the practitioner's ability to think in a multilayered and multidimensional style while making the assessment, and the practitioner's ability to incorporate scientific inquiry into ...