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Acquiring Counseling Skills: Integrating Theory, by Kathryn MacCluskie

By Kathryn MacCluskie

This can be the 1st and in simple terms ebook out there that offers a theoretical framework on uncomplicated counseling skills. It presents a robust multicultural thread, in addition to a robust emphasis on self-awareness. The e-book discusses the counseling method, the microskills version and supporting abilities and strategies, and contains built-in case conceptualization. Written for college kids, counselors, social staff, psychologists, and an individual drawn to studying the elemental recommendations of assisting within the context of conception and alertness to assorted populations.

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Have you witnessed or experienced microaggression in your own life? To what extent does each side of this controversy hold merit? The focus of discussion will broaden now from racial differences to other variables of human diversity such as gender and mental health status. Some of your future clients will be dealing with problems that are the result of cultural differences and discrimination, factors over which they have little control. It's shortsighted to assume that someone could get an education or get a job, if they just tried hard enough.

Hofstede's model is just one of many that could be used within the general construct of counseling and multiculturalism. It was chosen for this text because it is an empirically based model for understanding variations between cultures, derived from extensive research across 72 countries. This is a model that, because of its fluid structure, lends itself well to a comparison of culturally based values, beliefs, and preferences. As well, we will look at groups of people in the United States who have historically been oppressed and how some of those group characteristics might interface with the Hofstede model.

As well, we will look at groups of people in the United States who have historically been oppressed and how some of those group characteristics might interface with the Hofstede model. This in turn will lead us to consideration of how differences among clients might affect microskill use with a client. Cultural differences will have an influence on how a client perceives microskills you are using, and will also influence the effectiveness of your efforts to help a particular client. The subsequent chapters on microskills will use the Hofstede model as a basis for considering how effective each microskill might be in relation to the culturally based preferences of a given client.

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