Organized around the latest CACREP standards, <b>Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice</b>, by Richard D. Parsons and Naijian Zhang, presents theory as an essential component to both counselor identity formation and professional practice. Drawing on the contributions of current practitioners, the text uses both classical and cutting-edge theoretical models of change as lenses for processing client information and developing case conceptualizations and intervention plans. Each chapter provides a snapshot of a particular theory/approach and the major thinkers associated with each theory as well as case illustrations and guided practice exercises to help readers internalize the content presented and apply it to their own development as counselors.
Chapter 2: Multicultural Considerations: Within and beyond Traditional Counseling Theories
Multicultural Considerations: Within and beyond Traditional Counseling Theories
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
—Kofi Annan, Ghanian Diplomat, 7th UN Secretary-General, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize Winner (b. 1938)
While the truth of Kofi Annan's quote is obvious, the implications for us in the helping professions are yet to be fully realized. The clients we will see are no longer representative of only one race or one culture. The increasing globalization or flattening of our world and the impact of the multicultural and diverse nature of our societies across every aspect of our lives demand that counselors and counselor educators respond to this changing face of the ...