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Chapter 2: Ethnocentric Monoculturalism

Ethnocentric monoculturalism Being able to define the five components of ethnocentric monoculturalism. Strong belief in the superiority of one group's cultural heritage over another Belief in the inferiority of all other groups' cultural heritage Possession of power to impose standards on the less powerful group Ethnocentric notions are manifested in the programs, policies, and structures of our institutions Operates as an invisible veil via cultural conditioning Possessing the knowledge and understanding of how the Euro-American worldview is reflected in the components of White culture. Being able to describe how the Western Euro-American worldview is reflected in traditional forms of counseling and psychotherapy. Being aware of the history and historical forces that shaped the multicultural/counseling movement. Just as clarifying terms and concepts is important in Chapter 1 , defining, recognizing, understanding, and becoming knowledgeable about the operation of “ethnocentric monoculturalism” becomes a necessity for the development of multicultural competence. This concept ...

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