This text is an ideal companion for anyone preparing for a career in counseling or mental health, applicable to all core courses in the counseling curriculum and developmentally designed to build multicultural and diversity competencies from a beginning to advanced level. As a mental health- worker-in-training you will need to learn to work effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds, and this text provides a ready-made resource of multicultural and diversity activities to enhance your classroom learning.
This book is structured around the nine core areas of the Multicultural Counseling Competencies (MCCs). These competencies are designated by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) to help you learn the critical areas of personal and racial identity, develop an awareness of your own cultural values and biases (knowledge, awareness, and skills), and to build an understanding of both the counselor and client's worldviews. The book devotes three final chapters to culturally appropriate intervention strategies that again strengthen your awareness, knowledge, and skills.