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Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is the first book to offer the theoretical background, practical knowledge, and training strategies needed to achieve multicultural competence. Focusing on a wide range of professional settings, editors Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L.K. Coleman, William Ming Liu, and Rebecca L. Toporek provide a compendium of the latest research related to multicultural competency and the hands-on framework to develop specialized multicultural practices. An indispensable resource for psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and teachers, Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is also an ideal supplementary text for students in counseling and clinical practice courses.
Chapter 36: Teaching Multicultural Competencies Using the Internet and other Technologies
Teaching Multicultural Competencies Using the Internet and other Technologies
One of the challenges of training mental health professionals involves teaching multicultural competencies within an increasingly diverse and technologically advanced society. Counseling programs have an ethical responsibility to train professionals who can meet the needs of a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse clientele (Altmaier, 1993). To meet the needs of a diverse clientele, counseling trainees must develop the awareness, knowledge, and skills required of a multiculturally competent counselor (Arredondo et al., 1996; Sue, Arredondo, & McDavis, 1992). Such competencies are essential to accurate assessment, interpretation, and treatment (Sue, Ivey, & Pedersen, 1996). In conjunction with the demands to address issues of diversity, educators and trainers ...