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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.

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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 ...

Assessment of a Practitioner's Values, Beliefs, and Biases
Assessment of a practitioner's values, beliefs, and biases

This chapter explores barriers to an individual's self-assessment of values, beliefs, and biases. It proposes unconventional strategies to transcend these barriers to gain inner experience, which facilitates self-awareness of one's own values, beliefs, and biases. Unconventional strategies such as narrative and reflective writing, consciousness-raising activities, and listening to one's own body are discussed. Progoff's (1992) writing to gain inner experience, Blackmore's (2004) consciousness-raising questions, and Olsen's (1998) body awareness and communication are explored in depth.

Experiential and reflection-based learning activities are provided to increase practitioner-trainees’ awareness of their inner experiences. The chapter illustrates the importance of a practitioner-trainee knowing her own values, beliefs, and biases and her thinking style with regard ...

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