Skills and Techniques for Bridging Cultural Differences
Successful clinical treatment directly relates to the attitudes and beliefs, knowledge, skills, and action of the professional providing the services. Multicultural counseling training often focuses on attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge rather than professional skills and action. This presentation provides multicultural competency skills to use across diverse groups for counseling, supervision, and teaching relationships. The skills presented are based on recommendations by leading counselor educators and scholars and include broaching the topic of difference, leaning into challenging conversations, questioning assumptions and asking questions, and making adaptations to traditional counseling approaches.