This book of structured activities for use in teaching about culture, ethnicity and diversity comprises easy-to-use classroom and training exercises that are both engaging to participants and effective as learning tools. The contributors offer tools to those teachers and trainers who strive to increase understanding of and communication between ethnic and racial groups. The book is arranged so that users may easily draw upon the activities to involve students and bring abstract concepts into the realm of the students' own experiences.
Chapter 22: The Wheel of Influence: A Training Exercise in Client-Centered Multiculturalism
The Wheel of Influence: A Training Exercise in Client-Centered Multiculturalism
The concept of difference is undoubtedly central to the multiculturalism movement that has taken place in recent decades (Sue, Arredondo, & McDavis, 1992). Multicultural counseling, for example, is commonly defined as “counseling that takes place between or among individuals from different cultural backgrounds” (Jackson, 1995, p. 3). Speight, Myers, Cox, and Highlen (1991) consider the central question of multicultural training to be, “How can two people who differ from each other effectively work together?”
Sue et al. (1992) outlined the importance of both self-awareness and understanding of the worldview of the culturally different client to the competent provision of services within a multicultural context. However, ...