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A key supplement for courses on multicultural counseling, this book is a practical volume that will help faculty and students see demonstrations of multicultural counseling in practice. The text covers evidence-based practices for working with five major ethnic groups, while weaving in other factors such as gender, disability, sexuality, and more. Each chapter has two case studies by an invited expert who also provides commentary and lessons drawing upon each case.
Chapter 3: Case Illustration: Reflections on the Culturally Adaptive Model of Counseling for Persons of African Descent: An African-Centered Perspective
Case Illustration: Reflections on the Culturally Adaptive Model of Counseling for Persons of African Descent: An African-Centered Perspective
The objective of the Skills Identification Stage Model (SISM) is to provide a framework for clinicians to develop specific skill competencies when working with culturally diverse clients. Parham (Chapter 2) appropriately counsels that “therapeutic work with African Americans does not begin with an initiation of particular skills, but rather with a profound recognition by the treating clinician of some fundamental constructs that relate to the client.” This evolved skill set is expected to lead to cultural proficiency and will require more than a mere “technique” fix. If the field ...