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Experiential Approach for Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence

Experiential Approach for Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence

June 2012 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Experiential Approach for Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence by Mary L. Fawcett and Kathy M. Evans is an ideal companion text for students preparing for a career in counseling or mental health. Mental-health workers-in-training need to learn to work effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds, and this text helps them develop these key skills by providing a ready-made resource of multicultural and diversity activities that instructors can assign to enhance student learning in class. It is applicable to all of the core courses in the counseling curriculum and it is developmentally designed to help students build multicultural and diversity competencies from the beginning level to an advanced level.
1. Introduction
2. The Multicultural Counseling Competencies
3. Dimensions of Personal Identity and Racial Identity Models
4. Counselor Awareness of Own Cultural Value and Biases, Attitudes and Beliefs
5. Counselor Awareness of Own Cultural Values and Biases, Knowledge
6. Counselor Awareness of Own Cultural Values and Biases, Skills
7. Counselor Awareness of Client's Worldview, Attitudes and Beliefs
8. Counselor Awareness of Client's Worldview, Knowledge
9. Counselor Awareness of Client's Worldview, Skills
10. Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies, Beliefs and Attitudes
11. Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies, Knowledge
12. Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies, Skills
13. Goals and Plans for the Future

Provided important reflection assignments for students developing as multicultural counselors.

Dr Penny Rosenthal
Counseling and Student Personnel, Minnesota State Univ-Mankato
April 11, 2014

It is an excellent book in teaching new counselors how to be competent and courageous when working with their patients of different ethnic backgrounds.

Dr S. Alexander Riley
Health Sciences, United States University
August 28, 2013

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