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.

Understanding Racial/Ethnic Minority Worldviews

Understanding racial/ethnic minority worldviews

Multicultural Counseling Competence is …

  • Being conversant and familiar with the major models of minority racial/cultural identity development:
    • Black racial identity development models
    • Asian American identity development models
    • Latino(a)/Hispanic identity development models
    • Other identity development models related to gender, sexual orientation, and so on
  • Understanding the characteristics and processes of the development stages or statuses with respect to practice, education, and training.
  • Knowing that healthy minority identity development is related to
    • Overcoming internalized racism
    • Understanding self as a racial/cultural being
    • Beingg aware of sociopolitical forces of oppression and how it affects intergroup relations
    • Appreciating racial/cultural diversity
    • Increasing commitment to social action

A culturally skilled counselor is one who actively attempts to understand the worldview of his or her culturally different client without negative judgments. It is crucial that counselors understand and ...

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