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On Teaching Multiculturalism: History, Models, and Content
On teaching multiculturalism: History, models, and content

Why is it important to teach issues of multiculturalism to graduate students in the mental health field? Models of intervention were developed to be general models, so shouldn't these models apply to diverse populations a therapist will encounter? Isn't a good therapist simply a good therapist, and shouldn't this good therapist do well across diverse populations? If a therapist does not know how to treat those from diverse populations, why not just keep assigning that therapist diverse clients until that therapist gets it right?

For those of us who teach multicultural courses or present multicultural material at conferences, the above questions are familiar. They seem to reveal at least three stances of students ...

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