Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: A Framework for Clinicians and Counselors
Author: Pamela Hays
Course Created: 2001
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice deals with the topic of becoming a culturally competent therapist. Areas covered include self assessment as well as exploring the many ways therapist's may encounter cultural differences in practice. Numerous case examples make for very practical and interesting reading.
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- Seeing the Forest and the Trees: The Complexities of Culture in Practice
- Becoming a Culturally Responsive Therapist
- Looking Into the Clinician's Mirror: Cultural Self-Assessment
- Entering Another's World: Understanding Clients' Identities and Contexts
- Making Meaningful Connections: Establishing Respect and Rapport
- Sorting Things Out: Culturally Responsive Assessment
- Putting Culture to the Test: Considerations With Standardized Testing
- Making Sense and Moving On: Culturally Responsive Diagnosis and the DSM-IV
- How to Help Best: Culturally Responsive Therapy
- Practice Doesn't Make Perfect, But It Sure Does Help: A Final Case Example
- Conclusion: Addressing the Other in Each of Us
- Discuss the impact of cultural biases on the therapist.
- Describe the role a client's identity plays in the therapeutic process.
- Explain ways a counselor can become more culturally competent.
- Describe the impact of culture on diagnoses and testing.