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The Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender in Multicultural
                    Counseling

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The Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender in Multicultural Counseling

Donald B. Pope-Davis & Hardin L.K. Coleman

Pub. date: 2001 | Online Pub. Date: May 31, 2012 | DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452231846 | Print ISBN: 9780761911586 | Online ISBN: 9781452231846 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.

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Chapter 17: Respectful Counseling: An Integrative Multidimensional Model for Counselors

Respectful counseling: An integrative multidimensional model for counselors The respectful counseling model represents a new, comprehensive, and integrative way of thinking about the persons who are directly involved in the process of counseling. This includes clients who seek professional assistance and mental health practitioners (e.g., counselors, psychologists, social workers, etc.) who are responsible for providing psychological services to persons from diverse groups and backgrounds in an effective and ethical manner. Two general assumptions represent the foundation on which this new theoretical framework is based. The first assumption rests in the belief that the ultimate goal of counseling and psychotherapy is to promote clients' development. Counselors and psychologists commonly use different approaches in promoting clients' development. These include the following: (a) fostering the development of more effective decision-making and problem-solving competencies that can be used by clients who are not necessarily in crisis but are in need of acquiring more (b) ...

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