Counselors' Experiences with Race and Ethnicity in Their Professional Practices

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Dr . Angela McDonald, Assistant Professor, Department Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: The ability to understand and empathize on a cultural level can lead to better dialogue between clients and therapists. This will enhance the chances for conversations and connections within the therapeutic relationship. Counselors should have an understanding specific cultural competences regarding the ethnicity of local clients. Cultural processes in counseling are positively correlated with the positive outcome of the therapeutic process.When counselors are working with culturally diverse child clients, a lack of awareness and knowledge of cultural issues can cause negative influences on the bond between counselor, families, and child clients.

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7th Annual SE Region of NC Drive-In Workshop for Area Counselors
Language: English
Date: 2014
Culturally Diverse Clients, Cultural Understanding, Therapists, Therapeutic Relationships, Counseling

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