This book will provide practitioners, researchers and counsellor trainers with the knowledge they need to influence more competent therapeutic practice with a diverse clientele. It is a companion volume to Volume 7 in the Multicultural Aspects of Counseling series.

What is Multiculturalism and Multicultural Counseling and Therapy?

What is multiculturalism and multicultural counseling and therapy?

Multicultural Counseling Competence is …

  • Being able to provide a working definition of multiculturalism:
    • It values cultural pluralism, values diversity, and is a national resource and treasure.
    • It is about social justice, cultural democracy, and equity.
    • It helps us acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed to function effectively in a pluralistic society.
    • It includes diversity in race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and so on.
    • It involves our willingness to explore both the positive and negative aspects of all groups.
    • It is an essential component of analytical thinking and challenges us to study multiple cultures, and to develop multiple perspectives.
    • It is about a commitment to change social conditions that deny equal access and opportunities (social justice).
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