Multicultural counseling and therapy (mct) discussion

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Multicultural counseling and therapy (mct) discussion

 

Studies

Readings

Key Components for Engaging in Multicultural Competence.

Key Components for Engaging in Multicultural Competence

LAUNCH PRESENTATION |Transcript

Use your textbook, Sue and Sue’s Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, to complete the following:

  • Read Chapter 2, “The Superordinate Nature of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy,” pages 37–65.
  • Read Chapter 9, “Multicultural Evidence-Based Practice,” pages 283–314.
  • Read Chapter 13, “Culturally Competent Assessment,” pages 429–451.

Remember, your e-books are available for reading via VitalSource Bookshelf. You can access Bookshelf from the left Course Tools menu or via the optional downloaded application.

Use the Capella University Library to complete the following readings:

  • Buckingham, Frings, and Albery’s 2013 article, “Group Membership and Social Identity in Addiction Recovery” in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, volume 27, issue 4, pages 1132–1140.
  • Pedersen’s 1991 article, “Multiculturalism as a Generic Approach to Counseling,” in Journal of Counseling & Development, volume 70, issue 1, pages 6–12.
  • Sacks and Peled’s 2008 article, “The Self-Perception of Women Who Live With an Alcoholic Partner: Dialoging With Deviance, Strength, and Self-Fulfillment,” in Family Relations, volume 57, issue 3, pages 390–403.

Multimedia

  • Key Components for Engaging in Multicultural Competence. Click Launch Presentation to view the components.

Library Research and Guides

Review the Library Guide ADD5336: Research in Addiction Studies. This tool will be useful in orienting you to library research, counseling journals, and web resources you will want to use in completing assignments for this course.

Optional Readings

The literature is rich with resources to help addiction professionals and therapists delve more deeply into the topics being covered in this course and to pursue their own special interests. In each unit you will find a reference list; look to these for information and use as you wish in your professional development. Please note that it is acceptable to draw from these resources for your discussions and assignments; however, you should not rely exclusively on these resources in completing assignments that require library research.

  • In McGoldrick and Hardy’s Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice (2nd ed.), read “Introduction: Re-visioning Family Therapy From a Multicultural Perspective,” pages 3–24.
  • Read Duchar, Abraham, and Roman’s 2010 article, “Counselor Attitudes Toward the Use of Motivational Incentives in Addiction Treatment,” in American Journal on Addictions, volume 19, issue 6, pages 496–503.
  • Read Ivey’s 1987 article, “The Multicultural Practice of Therapy: Ethics, Empathy, and Dialectics,” in Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, volume 5, issue 2, pages 195–204.
  • Read Jacobs and Kane’s 2010 article, “HIV-Related Stigma in Midlife and Older Women,” in Social Work in Health Care, volume 49, issue 1, pages 68–89.
  • Read Richard, Trevino, Baker, and Valdez’s 2010 article, “Negative Reflected Appraisal, Negative Self-Perception, and Drug Use Intentions in a Sample of Suburban High School Students,” in Journal of Child Adolescent Substance Abuse, volume 19, issue 3, pages 193–209.

 

Multicultural Counseling and Therapy (MCT)

Refer to your readings and the mini-lecture by Dr. Sue and prepare a posting that describes your understanding of MCT and review the implications of MCT for counseling practice. How does MCT expand the practices and roles of counselors as therapists, as compared to traditional practices and roles? What is the significance of a client’s social and cultural context within MCT and how does MCT challenge counselors to intervene at the systems level?

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