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Beyond cultural competence

By Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado March 27, 2014

Successfully partnering with and providing culturally responsive services to communities of color require more than cultural competence. The multicultural counseling competencies, adopted by the American Counseling Association and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development in 1992, were a major step in recognizing the unique needs of communities of color. These competencies do not, however,…continue reading

The toughest kinds of groups

By Christine Schimmel and Ed Jacobs February 26, 2014

It’s 3 p.m. and you are anxious about going to the group you are leading because its members are being forced to attend by the court, the principal or some other authority figure. Being tasked with leading a group whose members don’t actually want to be there is an assignment that many counselors dread. The…continue reading

Addressing clients’ prejudices in counseling

By Bailey P. MacLeod January 27, 2014

Counselors-in-training are often encouraged to be aware of and discuss issues that they think would be difficult for them to address with clients in counseling. A first-year counseling student recently disclosed that due to his values of multicultural awareness and acceptance, he would find it difficult to work with a client who expressed any prejudices…continue reading

Sexual healing

By Wynn Dupkoski Mallicoat and Donna M. Gibson December 30, 2013

Although many have posited sexuality counseling as a specialty, the universal nature of sexual experience makes it reasonable to expect counselors to have a basic knowledge of sexuality and sexuality counseling interventions. Because sexuality is a developmental process, the likelihood that a counselor will work with clients struggling with some aspect of their sexuality is high,…continue reading

Racial identity development and supervision

By Yegan Pillay November 25, 2013

The demographic profile of the United States is undergoing rapid transformation as a result of factors such as immigration and the fertility/mortality rates among the various population groups. According to the 2008 Pew Research Center actuarial projections, the percentage of the White population will decline from approximately 67 percent to 47 percent between the years…continue reading