ERIC Number: ED023105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Differences: Implications for Counseling.
Vontress, Clemont E.
This paper discusses four cultural minority groups: American Indians, Appalachian Whites, Spanish Americans, and American Negroes. The general characteristics of which a counselor should be aware are emphasized. The cultural ties and the suspicion and anger towards the dominant white culture or "outsider" found in each group hinder counseling relationships. Frequent mistakes of counselors with minority group clients are outlined. Changes in counselor training and in-service education of counselors are necessary, so that counselors can bridge cultural barriers and become more effective. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968.