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Until now, an important aspect of multicultural counseling has been long overlooked amid the profusion of literature—the practical application of multicultural theory. Social Justice, Multicultural Counseling, and Practice: Beyond a Conventional Approach fills this void and tackles some of the top challenges in multicultural counseling including how to implement multicultural theory and how to practice social justice and equity. This groundbreaking work takes a multilayered and multidimensional approach that will help practitioners “walk the talk” of multicultural competency. It introduces a new model that will give practitioners a clearer understanding of the client's worldview for culturally appropriate assessment, diagnoses, and treatment.
Provides Concrete Strategies boxes for introduced concepts; Emphasizes self-reflection and self-awareness for practitioners; Contains exercises to help practitioners better understand ethnocentrism, types of thinking ...
Part I: A Practitioner's Awareness of Her Own Worldview
As indicated in the introduction, there have not been major changes in clinical practice despite numerous attempts to provide effective assessments and treatments for multicultural populations (Lee, 1997; Sue, Arredondo, & McDavis, 1992). Neither inventing nor adding more guidelines has assisted practitioners with being able to apply them in practice because how to implement them in practical settings is not explained. For example, the first principle of the American Psychological Association's guidelines states:
Ethical conduct of psychologists is enhanced by knowledge of differences in beliefs and practices that emerge from socialization through racial and ethnic group affiliation and membership and how those beliefs and practices will necessarily affect the education, training, research, and ...