Experiential Approach for Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence by Mary L. Fawcett and Kathy M. Evans is an ideal companion text for students preparing for a career in counseling or mental health. Mental health workers-in-training need to learn to work effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds, and this text helps them develop these key skills by providing a ready-made resource of multicultural and diversity activities that instructors can assign to enhance student learning in class. It is applicable to all of the core courses in the counseling curriculum and it is developmentally designed to help students build multicultural and diversity competencies from the beginning level to an advanced level.

Dimensions of Personal Identity and Racial Identity Models

Dimensions of personal identity and racial identity models

Arredondo et al. (1996b) describe three dimensions of personality, which they categorize simply as A, B, and C. Regardless of who we are or where we come from, we possess these three dimensions of personal identity. Not only should counselors be aware of these dimensions within themselves but they also must investigate and be aware of those dimensions in the clients they see. In their 1996 article, Arredondo et al. describe the dimensions by elaborating on the A and C Dimensions first, followed by the B Dimension. In keeping with their reasoning, we address the dimensions in the same way below.

A Dimension characteristics are those that are generally unchangeable; these ...

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