ERIC Number: ED454468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
A Licensed Professional Counselor's Professional and Personal Insights and Changes Resulting from a University Course on Cultural Diversity.
Linstrum, Karen Sue
A personal account is given about counseling people of color in light of the fact that training and information about multicultural counseling was not part of counselor education programs 20 years ago. Recent attendance at a graduate level course on cultural diversity prompted this counselor to consider many issues. The concept of historical hostility and the neglect of a client's history are discussed. A review is provided of historical research on the distorted development and use of various testing instruments based upon the assumption of a counselor's unexamined biases. The phenomenon of White privilege, particularly White male privilege, is highlighted. The account concludes with a discussion of the terms culture, ethnicity, and race. Questions concerning the future use of the word, "race," are considered. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: National Association of African American Studies & National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies: 2000 Literature Monograph Series. Proceedings (Education Section) (Houston, TX, February 21-26, 2000).