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ERIC Number: EJ848890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Multicultural Training Applied in Clinical Practice: Reflections from a Euro-American Female Counselor-in-Training Working with Mexican Immigrants
Paynter, Clara K.; Estrada, Diane
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v17 n3 p213-219 2009
The clinical experience of a Euro-American female counselor-in-training providing bilingual family therapy services to Mexican immigrants is described. Cultural themes encountered when applying academic discourse to clinical work are raised in the context of case studies in which the student therapist works from a postmodern client-as-expert therapeutic stance. Strategies and techniques that helped the student counselor adapt Eurocentric counseling theories and processes into culturally congruent interventions with Mexican immigrant clients are detailed. In an effort to increase discussion regarding the implementation of culturally responsive counseling skills, implications for training based on this cross-cultural internship experience are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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