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 Organizational Development: Lessons from the Community Mental Health Movement

Multicultural organizational development: Lessons from the community mental health movement

Multicultural Counseling Competence is …

  • Being knowledgeable about the lessons learned from the community mental health movement.
  • Understanding that institutions (policies, practices, programs, and structures) are often monocultural in nature and serve as impediments to multiculturalism.
  • Learning from workforce diversity models as they apply to organizations.
  • Being able to identity the characteristics of developing from a mono-cultural to a multicultural organization:
    • Cultural destructiveness
    • Cultural incapacity
    • Cultural blindness
    • Cultural precompetence
    • Cultural competence

Researchers in organizational development and psychology have pointed out the need for U.S. businesses and other institutions to acknowledge and use the skills and talents of an increasingly multicultural workforce. They argue that competitive business practices and changing demographics should provide ample motivation for ...

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