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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 ...

Intrapersonal Communication (Inner Dialogue)
Intrapersonal communication (inner dialogue)

Chapter 2 discusses the mechanisms involved in learning and manifesting individuals’ values, beliefs, and biases and their relationship to intrapersonal communication. Interwoven and complex relationships among socialization, internalized privilege and oppression, the formation of thinking styles, the process of thinking patterns, and the formation of automation are explored. This chapter discusses the origin of inappropriate hierarchical, dichotomous, and linear thinking styles in the United States and theories such as social learning, attribution error, and social projection; the major U.S. cultural values; and inappropriate generalizations in an attempt to illustrate the challenge involved in deconstructing inappropriate hierarchical, dichotomous, and linear thinking styles/patterns. The chapter concludes with the necessities of transformative learning in order to meet the challenge.

Intrapersonal Communication and ...
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