ERIC Number: ED403512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
A Handbook for Developing Multicultural Awareness. Second Edition.
Counselors who disregard a client's cultural context are unlikely to interpret a client's behavior accurately. The same behavior across cultures might have a different interpretation, just as different behaviors might have the same interpretation. Therefore, developing multicultural awareness is essential for all counselors to accurately interpret the meaning of cultural similarities and differences. This text provides information on how to improve communication and cultural awareness among culturally different people and expands upon Pedersen's original and widely used Triad Training Model. This three-level developmental model is based on the awareness of culturally learned assumptions, knowledge of accurate multicultural information, and the acquisition of counseling skills needed for action. Chapters are: (1) The Rules of Multiculturalism; (2) Developing Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge, and Skill; (3) Culturally Biases Assumptions and the Alternatives; (4) Asking the Right Questions Is the First State of Awareness; (5) Developing a Cultural Identity; (6) The Patterns of Cultural Systems; (7) Review of the Research on Multicultural Counseling; (8) The Ethical Dilemma of Multicultural Counselors; (9) Multicultural Skill Development; (10) The Triad Training Model; (11) Four Dimensions of Multicultural Skill Training; (12) Developing Multiculturally Skilled Counselors. Contains an index and 435 references. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Training, Counselors, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Professional Development
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order #72586, $35.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For first edition, see ED 323 470.