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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.

Key Features

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 ...

A Practitioner's Awareness of Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Oppression/Privilege
A practitioner's awareness of systematic oppression/privilege and internalized oppression/privilege

Understanding systematic oppression/privilege and internalized oppression/privilege is a precursor to understanding racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ableism, and other differences such as those with regard to language, religion, and region. Privilege—whether it is based on race, gender, sexual orientation, class, language, ability (learning, physical, mental), age, or religion—is invisible to privilege holders.

Privilege holders do not see that societal norms are socially constructed for their benefit while these norms discriminate against non-privilege holders. For example, White people in the United States are privileged because of their skin color while non-White people are oppressed because of their skin color. Skin color does not say anything about a person's character, socioeconomic status, ...

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