By Rachael D. Goodman, Paul C. Gorski (eds.)
Multicultural counseling and psychology developed as a reaction to the Eurocentrism primary within the Western therapeutic professions and has been used to problem the Eurocentric, patriarchal, and heteronormative constructs in most cases embedded in counseling and psychology. sarcastically, the various practices and paradigms regularly linked to “multiculturalism” toughen the very hegemonic practices and paradigms that multicultural counseling and psychology ways have been created to right.
In Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling via Social Justice, counseling and psychology students and practitioners study this paradox via a social justice lens through wondering and hard the infrastructure of dominance in society, in addition to by way of difficult ourselves as practitioners, students, and activists to reconsider our commitments. The authors examine the methods well-meaning clinicians could marginalize consumers and give a contribution to structural inequities regardless of multicultural or cross-cultural education, and provide new frameworks and talents to exchange the essentializing and stereotyping practices which are common within the box. by way of addressing the facility imbalances embedded in key components of multicultural conception and perform, participants current leading edge equipment for revising learn paradigms, expert schooling, and hands-on perform to mirror a dedication to fairness and social justice. jointly, the chapters during this publication version transformative perform within the health center, the colleges, the group, and the self-discipline. one of the themes lined:
- Rethinking racial identification improvement models.
- Queering multicultural competence in counseling.
- Developing a liberatory method of trauma counseling.
- Decolonizing mental perform within the context of poverty.
- Utilizing indigenous paradigms in counseling research.
- Addressing racism via intersectionality.
A mind-opening textual content for multicultural counseling and psychology classes in addition to different foundational classes in counseling and psychology schooling, Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling via Social Justice challenges us to enable cross of simplistic ways, even though well-intended, and to include a extra transformative method of counseling and psychology perform and scholarship.
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Decolonizing “Multicultural” Counseling through Social Justice by Rachael D. Goodman, Paul C. Gorski (eds.)