By Kathryn MacCluskie

ISBN-10: 0131991337

ISBN-13: 9780131991330

This can be the 1st and merely e-book out there that gives a theoretical framework on simple counseling skills. It presents a robust multicultural thread, in addition to a powerful emphasis on self-awareness. The booklet discusses the counseling technique, the microskills version and aiding talents and methods, and contains built-in case conceptualization. Written for college students, counselors, social staff, psychologists, and an individual attracted to studying the elemental innovations of assisting within the context of conception and alertness to varied populations.

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S worldview? What would be the best response to his exclamation? HOFSTEDE'S MODEL OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES The past several decades have seen an emergence of our own awareness of how traditional counseling approaches have been blind to cultural differences. Much has been written about the ethnocentrism inherent in the traditional theories of psychology and human development, and how traditional theoretical approaches contributed to oppression and to pathologizing human reactions among people whose characteristics placed them in an inferior status in society.

20). In other words, the force of cultural values that are exerted from the macrosystem, which is most distal to the individual, the whole way down the hierarchy to the proximal microsystem, all influence an individual's self-perception. PERSONAL REFLECTION Take a moment to diagram the circles of social connection and influence in which you find yourself right now, beginning with your most intimate relationship and moving outward. Consider how the relationship you have in each of those realms contributes to how you think about and define yourself.

On several occasions, vandals had spilled gasoline in the shape of swastikas on the grass and then lit them, so that the symbols were emblazoned on the ground. Even among people who don't consider themselves to be racist, there nevertheless are subtle forms of oppression and discrimination that exert influence over the lives of people Chapter 2 • Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling who are minorities for whatever reason, be it ethnicity, affectional orientation, or physical disability.

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