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.

Ethnocentric Monoculturalism

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, ...

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