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ERIC Number: ED090451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Cultural Counseling in Perspective.
Vontress, Clemmont E.
Counseling is a deliberate psychological interaction requiring the counselor to relate and communicate with his clients, to diagnose, to recommend preventive and remediative measures, and to intervene at some level of competency. Each area is problematic in cross-cultural counseling because of cultural difference. Relationship barriers are transference, countertransference, rapport difficulties, explicit and implicit communication impediments, structuring, and cultural factors. Diagnosing minorities is difficult primarily because assessment tools and procedures, whether psychometric or impressionistic, are inadequate with minorities in general. Cultural differences also leave the counselor in a quandary as to what to recommend to assist the client. Intervention difficulties are discussed. Reasons for little productive research are posited. Possible solutions to the problems are offered. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 10, 1974)