ERIC Number: ED439374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
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Relating Authentically in a Global Community: A Process of Personal Transformation.
Heid, Laura Smillie; Parish, Mary T.
This paper examines the process of change, which includes internal affective and cognitive elements, leading to new perspectives, cognitions, and behaviors in regard to attitudes towards and relationships with others who are ethnically and culturally different from themselves. It emphasizes the necessity of lifelong development of counselor educators, as they are the role models for their students and trainees. It examines the complex change process, including how to motivate for change. It utilizes Multicultural Counseling Competencies as the standard by which to begin the discussion, and Robert Kegan's constructive-developmental theory of meaning-making as the framework for examining this process. The paper concludes that the change process can be exhilarating and painful. There are times of greater growth and periods of stasis, but continual attention and ongoing work is needed for counselors to internalize and actualize the embodiment of Multicultural Counseling Competencies in a genuine, authentic manner. (Contains 12 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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