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.
Chapter 2: Ethnocentric Monoculturalism
Multicultural Counseling Competence is …
- Being able to define the five components of ethnocentric monoculturalism.
- Strong belief in the superiority of one group's cultural heritage over another
- Belief in the inferiority of all other groups' cultural heritage
- Possession of power to impose standards on the less powerful group
- Ethnocentric notions are manifested in the programs, policies, and structures of our institutions
- Operates as an invisible veil via cultural conditioning
- Possessing the knowledge and understanding of how the Euro-American worldview is reflected in the components of White culture.
- Being able to describe how the Western Euro-American worldview is reflected in traditional forms of counseling and psychotherapy.
- Being aware of the history and historical forces that shaped the multicultural/counseling movement.
Just as clarifying terms and concepts is important in Chapter 1, defining, recognizing, understanding, ...