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Cultural Diversity Course 9

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Course 9.  Skills-based counseling articles (3 Cultural Diversity CE Credits)

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Credit: This course has been approved for 3 credit hours of Category 2 cultural diversity continuing education credit for New Mexico psychologists. The New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board and the New Mexico Social Work Board currently accept continuing education credits that are approved for New Mexico psychologists. These courses have not been approved for use in other states. 
Summary: The following three articles identify key counseling skills/strategies that increase a counselor’s  sensitivity to working with ethnically and culturally different clients. The first article (see M. Vasquez, 2007) looks at the nature of the therapeutic alliance in ways to overcome psychotherapist bias.  The second article is a researched based article (see Bukard,, 2006) that looks at the process of self-disclosure among a group of European  and American therapists addressing racism/oppression among clients with ethnic backgrounds.  Finally, the third article (see Fowers,, 2006) compares the application of multicultural competencies as to virtue ethics.  The article describes the process of personal transformation in addition to the development of behavioral skills can best describe a culturally competent counselor.  Click on the following articles for review and printing –

(1)  Cultural Difference and the Therapeutic Alliance: An Evidence Based Analysis 

(2) European American Therapist Self-Disclosure in Cross-Cultural Counseling

(3) The Virtue of Multiculturalism: Personal Transformation,Character, and Openness to the Other

Article 1,2,3 Copyright 2000 by the American Psychological Association.  Reproduced with permission. No further reproduction or distribution is permitted from the American Psychological Association.

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