Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling through Social Justice (International and Cultural Psychology)

Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling through Social Justice (International and Cultural Psychology)

Paul C. Gorski


Multicultural counseling and psychology advanced as a reaction to the Eurocentrism regular within the Western therapeutic professions and has been used to problem the Eurocentric, patriarchal, and heteronormative constructs normally embedded in counseling and psychology.  sarcastically, many of the practices and paradigms in general linked to “multiculturalism” toughen the very hegemonic practices and paradigms that multicultural counseling and psychology methods have been created to correct. 

In Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling via Social Justice, counseling and psychology students and practitioners learn this paradox via a social justice lens by means of wondering and not easy the infrastructure of dominance in society, in addition to by means of hard ourselves as practitioners, students, and activists to reconsider our commitments. The authors study 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 frequent within the box. by means of addressing the facility imbalances embedded in key components of multicultural concept and perform, individuals current leading edge equipment for revising examine paradigms, expert schooling, and hands-on perform to mirror a dedication to fairness and social justice. jointly, the chapters during this booklet version transformative perform within the medical institution, the colleges, the neighborhood, and the self-discipline. one of the issues covered:  

    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 education, Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling via Social Justice challenges us to allow move of simplistic techniques, although well-intended, and to include a extra transformative method of counseling and psychology perform and scholarship.

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