ERIC Number: ED471325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
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Diversity Issues in Family Work.
This chapter begins with a historical perspective of multiculturalism and diversity issues within the counseling profession. The author hopes to challenge counselors who conduct family work to adopt a personalized approach to cultural self-understanding and skill development through personal introspection. Case examples, questions, and introspection exercises provide self-examination opportunities that can form the basis for cultural competency. This chapter also looks at societal expectations of the family and family tasks. Finally, multicultural practices and strategies are discussed that can enhance family work and propel counselors forward on their journey to becoming culturally competent family counselors. (Contains 40 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Competence, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Training, Cultural Pluralism, Family Counseling, Self Concept, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
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