Counseling Multicultural and Diverse Populations by Nicholas A. Vacc, Susan B. DeVaney

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By Nicholas A. Vacc, Susan B. DeVaney

The aim of this ebook is to reveal scholars of the supporting professions, counselors, academics, university professors, psychological medical experts, and social employees to the original features of consultant American subgroups and to successfully support those comparable execs as they paintings with consumers and/or scholars from those populations. those are grouped through race, gender, sexuality, age, actual obstacles and way of life and so on. the writer of every bankruptcy is either a expert aiding expert and a member of the gang in query. This special mixture of skills lends either an instructional and a private standpoint to the knowledge of the populations represented.

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F; 11. F; 12. T; 13. T DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Some of my fondest memories of when I was still a little one go back to times spent with my grandfather, Oscar Rogers, who was Eastern Cherokee. We would spend time sitting on the rocks by the Oconaluftee River in Cherokee, North Carolina. ” he would inquire, as he sat on a rock enjoying the afternoon sun. I would look closely to see the water rushing quickly downstream. My eyes would catch a glimpse of a fish, water beetles, flies touching the water, soaked wood floating along at the will of the water, rocks, and green plants.

What you see is your whole life ahead of you. ” I questioned. ” “Remember to give thanks every day for all things that make up the Universe,” said my grandfather. “Always remember to walk the path of Good Medicine and see the good reflected in everything that occurs in life. Garrett, Eastern Band of Cherokee (in Garrett, 1996b, p. 3 million selfidentified people with a population that is steadily growing. S. Bureau of the Census, 2001), Native people have been described as representing “fifty percent of the diversity” in our country (Hodgkinson, 1990, p.

As counselors, we are trained professionals who encourage clients to tell their stories, make sense of their stories, and actively create their stories through intentional living. In working with minority clients, it is important to understand the influence of oppression on their experience, and to assess the extent to which the process of acculturation has affected the client’s cultural identity (Lee, 2001, 2002; Robinson & Howard-Hamilton, 2000). In the following extract, a Navajo elder describes her first experience in boarding school, at age seven, over forty years ago, unable to speak any English and having never before left the reservation.

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