ERIC Number: ED113410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Depreciated Self-Concept in Blacks: Implications for Counseling.
Aveilhe, Clyde C.
This paper begins by reviewing the literature on social perceptions and attitudes in terms of the black self-concept. Issues discussed here are culture conditioning and marginality, self-concept, social perception and attitudes, interrelationships between attitudes and perceptions, and the influence of cultural values and beliefs. Problems and attitudes that blacks might bring to the counseling session are dealt with next, followed by a discussion of the philosophical base or rationale for the counseling process. Suggested steps that counselors might immediately take as individuals and collectively as professionals to counsel these minority populations include an acceptance and encouragement of change, a recommitment to the goals of human fulfillment, and the development of a true respect for diversity. A number of suggestions directed to those individuals desirous to counsel minorities are: (1) counselors must move out of the cubicle into the community; (2) counselors' reliance on remedial services must be replaced by active preventative and developmental strategies; (3) counselors must become sensitive to the need to be involved in a greater diversity of services; and (4) counselors must begin to see themselves as facilitators of self-evaluation and decision-making. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (New York, New York, March 1975)