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.

The Multicultural Counseling Competencies

The multicultural counseling competencies

Multicultural Counseling Competence is …

  • Awareness of own assumptions, values, and biases.
  • Understanding the worldview of the culturally different client.
  • Developing appropriate intervention strategies and techniques.
  • Being able to define a multiculturally competent organization.
  • Understanding how organizational and institutional forces may either enhance or negate the development of multicultural competence.
  • Being able to define the major characteristics of the culturally competent and inclusive organization:
    • Commitments are from the top levels
    • Possesses operationalized written policy, mission or vision statement of multiculturalism
    • Possesses a multicultural and diversity action plan
    • Possesses an empowered superordinate or multicultural oversight team
    • Actively solicits feedback from employee groups
    • Builds accountability to multiculturalism into the system
    • Infuses multicultural competence into evaluation criteria
    • Provides mentoring and support networks for minority employees
    • Encourages coalition building and networking among minorities and women
    • Possesses a systematic ...
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