`A useful resource for counsellors wishing to improve their efforts at transcultural counselling.' - New Therapist `I found I enjoyed this edition because of the political analysis that the authors pose, and the understanding that racism and particularly institutional racism, do still occur and "that change will only happen if we all act more proactively...training bilingual counsellors and promoting anti-racism in the workplace. In the wider world, counsellors have a responsibility to advocate best practices for diverse communities"...it is a treasure trove for anyone interested in understanding the complex issues or working with and across cultures. The dynamics, patters and interactions Roger Herring descri




Having looked at clients, we shall now consider counsellors and the types of cultural knowledge that are brought to transcultural counselling before meeting the client. Once again, we will consider cultural knowledge in the six categories of experiences and information, personal and institutional resources, attitudes and expectations, skills, status and choices. We shall then use the four cases, introduced in the last chapter, to highlight what cultural knowledge means in practice, and how transcultural counselling is influenced by this knowledge even before it begins.

This chapter is about the counsellor, and the cultural knowledge you need in order to work transculturally. As we pointed out in the last chapter, counsellors often fail to consider clients' cultural knowledge and, by the same token, disregard their own. ...

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