By Rachael D. Goodman, Paul C. Gorski (eds.)
Multicultural counseling and psychology developed as a reaction to the Eurocentrism customary within the Western therapeutic professions and has been used to problem the Eurocentric, patriarchal, and heteronormative constructs generally embedded in counseling and psychology. mockingly, the various practices and paradigms regularly linked to “multiculturalism” toughen the very hegemonic practices and paradigms that multicultural counseling and psychology methods 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 by way of wondering and demanding the infrastructure of dominance in society, in addition to by way of demanding ourselves as practitioners, students, and activists to reconsider our commitments. The authors research the methods well-meaning clinicians may possibly marginalize consumers and give a contribution to structural inequities regardless of multicultural or cross-cultural education, and supply new frameworks and abilities to switch the essentializing and stereotyping practices which are frequent within the box. by means of addressing the facility imbalances embedded in key parts of multicultural thought and perform, individuals current leading edge equipment for revising learn paradigms, specialist schooling, and hands-on perform to mirror a dedication to fairness and social justice. jointly, the chapters during this ebook version transformative perform within the health facility, the colleges, the neighborhood, 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 permit cross of simplistic methods, in spite of the fact that well-intended, and to include a extra transformative method of counseling and psychology perform and scholarship.
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In short, Nichole is an egalitarian, politically progressive, beneficent, socially conscious, heterosexual woman who is sensitive to issues of diversity, passionately opposes the oppression of LGB persons, is a good friend of a gay man, and has completed the necessary multicultural education and training that qualify her as competent to counsel persons who identify as queer. At this point I invite you, the reader, to pause and reflect upon possible connections that you might have with Nichole. Whether you identify as queer or straight, were you trained in the MCCs?
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Later in this chapter, I will highlight her overt expressions of heterosexual supremacy. Moreover, in order for us to thoroughly understand how a counselor like Nichole participates in colonization, we will begin by examining what is absent from her narrative. Smith a counselor who adheres to the MCC model and identifies as affirming of LGB identities, what is missing from Nichole’s narrative is fundamental to understanding the deficits of her MCC training. Absent within her narrative is acknowledgement or understanding of SJ oriented constructs like the discourse of heteronormativity, modern heterosexism, heterosexual privilege, and microaggressions.
Decolonizing “Multicultural” Counseling through Social Justice by Rachael D. Goodman, Paul C. Gorski (eds.)