Mondays With Mac: An Interpersonal Journey of Cultural Humility

Cort M. Dorn-Medeiros (Lewis and Clark College, USA), Jeffrey K. Christensen (Lewis and Clark College, USA) and Ian Lertora (Texas Tech University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 304
EISBN13: 9781799820055|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0022-4.ch014
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The purpose of this chapter is to “paint a picture of the counseling process” through rich description of how the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC) can be applied through a model and stance of cultural humility, rather than a blanket state of achieving “cultural competence” in cross-cultural counseling. The mission of this chapter to convey the critical nature of accounting for the first author's (“counselor”) positions of privilege, including positions of racial, age, socioeconomic status, and legal status privileges, over the client (“Mac”), and recognizing how cultural humility needs to be evoked within the counselor in order to apply tenants of the MSJCC as well as the counselor's interpersonal and relational-cultural approach to counseling and facilitating client growth and healing.
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