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.

Multicultural Counseling Competencies: Developing Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies

Multicultural counseling competencies: Developing culturally appropriate intervention strategies

Multicultural Counseling Competence is …

  • Freeing ourselves from traditional definitions of counseling and psychotherapy:
    • Focus on the individual
    • Verbal and emotional expressiveness
    • Self-disclosure
    • Insight
  • Expanding the boundaries of professional practice and the repertoire of our interpersonal helping skills (a much more action oriented and directive style).
  • Expanding and using alternative helping roles:
    • Adviser
    • Advocate
    • Consultant
    • Change agent
    • Facilitator of indigenous support systems
    • Facilitator of indigenous healing systems
  • Learning from indigenous models of healing:
    • Holistic outlook on life
    • Importance of spirituality in being
    • Existence and use of different planes of reality

A culturally skilled counselor is one who is in the process of actively developing and practicing appropriate, relevant, and sensitive intervention strategies and skills in working with his or her culturally different clients. … It is recognized ...

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