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ERIC Number: EJ889732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Using Experiential Tasks to Enhance Cultural Sensitivity among MFT Trainees
Laszloffy, Tracey; Habekost, Julika
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v36 n3 p333-346 Jul 2010
Approximately 60% of accredited MFT master's programs now offer a single course devoted to diversity and oppression, which is noteworthy given that this is not mandated by accreditation standards. For educators and trainers seeking guidance on how to most effectively teach diversity issues and train therapists who will be culturally competent, the MFT literature does an excellent job of providing support for enhancing cultural awareness, for example, cognizance of, insight into, and knowledge about diversity issues. However, far less attention is focused on assisting educators in how to enhance cultural sensitivity, for example, attunement to, emotional resonance with, and meaningful responsiveness to the needs and feelings of others. This article presents a model for how to teach about issues of diversity in ways that promote both cultural awareness and sensitivity but with emphasis on enhancing sensitivity through the use of a series of experiential tasks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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