"Experiential Approach for Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence" 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. The book is structured around the nine core competency areas of the Multicultural Counseling Competencies (MCCs). These competencies are designated by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) to help students learn the critical areas of personal identity and racial identity and awareness of their own cultural values and biases (knowledge, awareness, and skills), and to develop an understanding of both the counselor and client's worldviews.
The book devotes three final chapters to culturally appropriate intervention strategies that again strengthen students' awareness, knowledge, and skills.
Mary L. Fawcett received her doctorate from the University of South Carolina and is currently a full professor at Winona State University. She has over 12 years of experience as an educator and counselor with interests in counselor training and supervision with an emphasis on multicultural competency development. She has developed and led several Guatemala Travel Study immersion courses for graduate counselor education students. She is published with articles in major journals about research in the following areas: gender and career development in secondary students, academic risk factors of K-12 students, and the effectiveness of immersion experiences on the multicultural competency development of counselor education students. Kathy M. Evans, who received her doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University, is associate professor at the University of South Carolina where she is the Program Coordinator of the Counselor Education Program. She is widely published with articles in major journals and chapters in key textbooks in the area of multicultural counseling, with special emphases on issues of race, career counseling, and feminist issues. Her most recent books include Gaining Cultural Competence in Career Counseling and Introduction to Feminist Therapy.
Preface 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
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