Hello fellow counselors, as the weather slowly starts to change, I am focusing my energy on trying to read articles and books on cultural diversity and I came across an article that was published in the Canadian Journal of Counselling in 2001 on Multicultural Counselling in the New Millennium. The article written by Nancy Arthur, University of Calgary and John Stewart from the University of New Brunswick, begins by describing the cultural diversity of Canadian society with an emphasis on changing population demographics in the fore seeable future. Next, perspectives about the multicultural counselling movement are outlined. The discussion then turns to culture-centred counselling competencies in the domains of self-awareness, knowledge, skills, and organizational competencies. Counsellors are invited to consider ways of incorporating culture-centered competencies into their professional practice, future research, and professional development.
It is an interesting read and I hope that the momentum and enthusiasm that was shared way back in the beginning of the millennium is going to continue in the foreseeable future where multicultural counseling will be incorporated in the daily repertoire of counselors.
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