`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

Getting Started

Getting started


In this chapter we shall look at our four clients as they meet their counsellors and consider good practice at the start of the counselling process. We discuss the issues of greetings and names and the differing forms of address within our clients' cultures. Then, we suggest how counsellors might establish their credibility in the eyes of their clients, and how boundaries are set by both parties. In addition, we shall examine assessment approaches from a cultural perspective and consider their appropriateness for clients across cultures. We shall also look at the different presentations of a problem across cultures. Finally, we shall consider the usefulness of goal setting for clients in another culture.

In our last two chapters, we described how the two ...

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