Acquiring Counseling Skills: Integrating Theory, by Kathryn MacCluskie

By Kathryn MacCluskie

This is often the 1st and simply booklet available in the market that gives a theoretical framework on simple counseling skills. It presents a robust multicultural thread, in addition to a powerful emphasis on self-awareness. The ebook discusses the counseling method, the microskills version and supporting abilities and methods, and contains built-in case conceptualization. Written for college kids, counselors, social staff, psychologists, and a person drawn to studying the fundamental concepts of assisting within the context of conception and alertness to diversified populations.

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Another common thread across the definitions is that there is a relationship between a culture's spiritual or religious beliefs, subsequent values, and what the members of that culture define as acceptable behavior. It follows, then, that definitions of illness and health, including emotional disturbance and psychiatric disorders, are also culturally defined. Furthermore, methods for treating physical and emotional disorders are culturally defined as well. This is a concept to which we will return.

The presence of particular variables of diversity can result in higher likelihood of preferential treatment, or discrimination, in particular cultures. For example, in some cultures one's age can result in limited access to resources. The Gray Panthers are a group of senior citizens who advocate for fair treatment of people who are elderly. That organization was developed in part to advocate for people who were, because of their age, experiencing loss of jobs, reduction of income, and loss of contact with other people.

One is that a group's culture is one of the things that make it look and sound different from other groups. Chapter 2 • Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling 19 Language, nonverbal behaviors such as gestures, ways of organizing groups of people, types of food consumed, and types of products used and consumed, are all examples of features of society that vary among groups. Another common thread across the definitions is that there is a relationship between a culture's spiritual or religious beliefs, subsequent values, and what the members of that culture define as acceptable behavior.

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