Dignity, Development & Diversity

Creating vision, building unity and dealing with ‘anti-social justice’ perspectives

Michael D’Andrea and Judy Daniels February 17, 2007

Multicultural counseling is grounded in social justice perspectives about human development and psychological well-being. These perspectives contrast sharply with the traditional individualistic, intrapsychic theoretical focus that many counselors have been and, in many instances, continue to be trained to implement in their work.  It is well known that the multicultural-social justice counseling movement has been…continue reading

Dealing with cancer from a multicultural perspective

Julie Wargo, Michael D’Andrea and Judy Daniels December 9, 2006

Cancer is a nondiscriminatory disease. It impacts persons from all cultural, ethnic and racial groups and backgrounds. The American Cancer Society reports that, as the second leading cause of death in the United States, cancer is projected to affect more than 1.4 million Americans by the end of 2006. Of those individuals who are diagnosed…continue reading

Dealing with institutional racism

Michael D’Andrea and Judy Daniels

This is the final article in a four-part series related to the complex problem of institutional racism. In the first two columns (see March 2006 and April 2006), we outlined the different ways that institutional racism continues to be perpetuated in our contemporary society. The June 2006 column was designed to further extend counselors’ thinking…continue reading

A relational-cultural approach to building unity and vision: Part II

Dana L. Comstock, Judy Daniels and Michael D’Andrea August 10, 2006

This article is the second in a four-part series that explores Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) and its relevance for the work which counselors do in the field. In this month’s column, we build on the issues addressed in the first part of the series by exploring several concepts central to RCT. The concepts will provide a…continue reading

Embracing the deep structure of multicultural counseling

Michael D’Andrea and Judy Daniels January 7, 2006

The multicultural counseling movement has taken center stage in the counseling profession. In doing so, it is transforming the way many persons think about their roles as professional helpers and the types of competencies they need to acquire to foster the healthy development of larger numbers of people from diverse groups and backgrounds.  While the…continue reading