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.
In this chapter, we build on our discussion in Chapter 5 and emphasize the need to develop skills that go along with one's knowledge about working with culturally diverse populations. You will continue your reflection on your own cultural values and biases in terms of how to explicitly and skillfully seek to develop a nonracist identity. Advanced students will be able to consider the content in this chapter as a “refresher” on learning ways in which to become skillful in working with clients from ethnically diverse backgrounds. The high-risk activities presented here focus on trying out intentional ways to seek consultations and further training on how to work with ethnically diverse clients. The activities are designed to assist advanced students in reflecting on characteristics ...