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ERIC Number: EJ839376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Promoting Cultural Relativism in Counselors through the Cultural De-Centering Model
McAuliffe, Garrett J.; Milliken, Tammi F.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v31 n2 p118-129 Jun 2009
Counselors who are culturally encapsulated are likely to create client mistrust and to misinterpret clients' cultural norms. This article presents the Cultural De-Centering Model (CDCM) as a constructive-developmental method for helping future counselors to be less ethnocentric in their work. The goal of the CDCM is to increase counselors' cultural relativism. Through the CDCM counselors are asked to name and challenge their assumptions about race/ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and social class. They are then asked to re-examine the foundations of those assumptions and begin constructing culturally de-centered perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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