Experiential Approach for Developing Multicultural by Mary L. Fawcett

By Mary L. Fawcett

Experiential method for constructing Multicultural Counseling Competence via Mary L. Fawcett and Kathy M. Evans is an awesome better half textual content for college students getting ready for a occupation in counseling or psychological health and wellbeing. psychological overall healthiness workers-in-training have to discover ways to paintings successfully with consumers from different backgrounds, and this article is helping them increase those key talents by means of offering a ready-made source of multicultural and variety actions that teachers can assign to augment scholar studying in school. it truly is appropriate to the entire middle classes within the counseling curriculum and it truly is developmentally designed to assist scholars construct multicultural and variety talents from the start point to a sophisticated point.

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Graham also reported that many of his peers, not his par academically, were 26 RATIONALE AND FOUNDATION still admitted to prestigious universities. Why? As Graham noted, they had their own form of affirmative action, entry based on family legacy, connections, and so forth. The difference was that no one questioned this practice; things just worked that way. One wonders how a high school counselor might see these two different sets of experiences. How aware and knowledgeable are counselors about the issues of access as they relate to the B Dimensions?

N Can identify within-group differences and assess various aspects of individual clients to determine individual differences as well as cultural differences. For example, the counselor is aware of differences within Asian Americans: Japanese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, and so forth; differences between first generation refugees versus second or third generation: differences between Vietnamese refugees coming in the “first wave” in 1975 versus Vietnamese refugees coming to the United States in 1990.

In counseling environments, professional counselors, different by ethnicity and race and often the only person of color, are more often scrutinized because of one or more A Dimensions. Individuals report that they feel the pressure to perform at higher levels than their White counterparts because of their visible difference. Another example from the A Dimension is that a person speaking English with an accent might be assumed to be less intelligent, more difficult to deal with, or viewed in other negative ways.

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