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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 ...

Other “Isms” Due to Age, Language, Religion, and Region
Other “isms” due to age, language, religion, and region

The purpose of this chapter is to examine “isms” related to age, language, religion, and region from a multilayered and multidimensional perspective. The chapter discusses the social construction of “isms,” which are rooted in inappropriate hierarchical and dichotomous ethnocentric bias, and the necessity of transformative learning in examining systematic oppression/privilege and internalized oppression/privilege. The chapter also explores the complexities involved in the intersections among race, gender, class, sexual orientation, impairment/disability, age, language, religion, and region. It discusses the importance of understanding within-group and between-group variations, as well as of dismantling “isms.” The chapter concludes with an emphasis on the accurate self-assessment of a practitioner and the impact of ...

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