Multiculturalism & Diversity

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    Culturally skilled counselors possess specific knowledge and information about the particular group that they are working with. They are aware of the life experiences, cultural heritage, and historical background of their culturally different clients. These skilled counselors understand how race, culture, ethnicity, and so forth may affect personality formation, vocational choices, manifestation of psychological disorders, help-seeking behavior, and the appropriateness or inappropriateness of counseling approaches. As professionals they have gained an understanding and knowledge about sociopolitical influences that impinge upon the life of racial and ethnic minorities. To include: immigration issues, poverty, racism, stereotyping, and powerlessness all entities that may influence the counseling process.

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