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Love, Michael M.; Smith, Adam E.; Lyall, Sarah E.; Mullins, Jaclyn L.; Cohn, Tracy J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2015
During the last several decades, psychologists have placed emphasis on multicultural competence as an essential aspect of training and practice. However, despite this emphasis, empirical data on the effects of multicultural training and practice are generally limited to variables such as race and ethnicity, with very little research on sexual…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Cultural Awareness, Counselor Training
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Parikh, Sejal B.; Ceballos, Peggy; Post, Phyllis – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
The authors used a correlational research design to examine how belief in a just world, political ideology, socioeconomic status of family of origin, and percentage of racial minority clients were related to social justice advocacy attitudes among play therapists. A multiple regression was used to analyze the data. Results indicated that belief in…
Descriptors: Play Therapy, Social Justice, Ideology, Socioeconomic Status
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Cokley, Kevin; McClain, Shannon; Enciso, Alicia; Martinez, Mercedes – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
This study examined differences in minority status stress, impostor feelings, and mental health in a sample of 240 ethnic minority college students. African Americans reported higher minority status stress than Asian Americans and Latino/a Americans, whereas Asian Americans reported higher impostor feelings. Minority status stress and impostor…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Minority Groups, Minority Group Students, Asian American Students
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Graham, James A.; Harris, Yvette R. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
Practical information about culturally appropriate interventions with children of incarcerated parents (CIPs) of color and their families is notably sparse. This study uses a cultural-ecological perspective to contextualize individual, family, and legal issues inherent in many intervention programs for CIPs of color. The authors highlight…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Legal Problems, Institutionalized Persons
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Schnall, Eliezer; Pelcovitz, David; Fox, Debbie – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
The paucity of mental health studies with Orthodox Jews makes culturally competent counseling care unlikely. In this large-scale investigation of marriage among Orthodox Jews, most respondents reported satisfaction with marriage and spouse, although satisfaction was highest among recently married couples. The most significant stressors were…
Descriptors: Marital Satisfaction, Jews, Mental Health, Cultural Awareness
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Nadal, Kevin L.; Escobar, Kara Mia Vigilia; Prado, Gail T.; David, E. J. R.; Haynes, Kristal – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2012
Racial microaggressions are subtle forms of verbal and behavioral discrimination toward people of color. The current qualitative study explores the experiences of Filipino American participants (N= 12), who described 13 categories of microaggressions, including being treated as an alien in one's own land or as a 2nd-class citizen, being presumed…
Descriptors: Filipino Americans, Aggression, Minority Groups, Counseling Techniques
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Miller, John K.; Stone, Dana J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
The authors examined factors influencing career aspirations of doctoral students of color in family therapy doctoral programs across the country, with a special focus on careers in the professoriate. Qualitative interviews were conducted with students at varying levels of degree completion. Respondents discussed barriers to careers in academia as…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Family Counseling
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Braun, Frances K.; Fine, Emily S.; Greif, Dan C.; Devenny, Jean M. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
Accurate assessment of ethnic minority clients is often hindered by clinician bias and lack of culturally sensitive instruments. Multicultural guidelines can enhance clinician awareness and sensitivity in conducting assessments with diverse populations. These guidelines are illustrated using an Asian Indian American character from Lahiri's (2008)…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Guidelines, Indians, Case Studies
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Smith, Megan L.; Roysircar, Gargi – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
Interviews with 5 African American male past presidents of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development provided insights into minority leadership. Among observed themes, a communal worldview permeated actions, historical events affected development, personal traits and external resources promoted resilience, and skin color…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Presidents, Males, Counseling
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McDonald, K. Elizabeth – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
Transculturals spend their formative years in countries other than their country of origin. Specific issues addressed in this article are unique characteristics, prevalence rates, and developmental outcomes of transculturals. The author provides a culturally sensitive treatment model for transculturals, based on G. Roysircar's (2009) Multicultural…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Minority Groups, Mobility, Individual Characteristics
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Vacek, Kimberly R.; Coyle, Laura D.; Vera, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
This study examined hope, optimism, self-esteem, social support, stress, and indices of subjective well-being (SWB) in 137 low-income, urban, ethnic minority adolescents. Hope, optimism, and self-esteem were significant predictors of SWB indices, but stress predicted only 1 SWB index: negative affect. No moderators of stress and negative affect…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Low Income Groups
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Roysircar, Gargi – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2009
The author discusses the adherence of culturally sensitive treatment (CST) to evidence-based practice. CST is distinguished from empirically supported treatment. Therapists are advancing CST by designing and evaluating interventions and evolving their understanding of what makes CST work. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Mental Health, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Relevance, Ethnic Diversity
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Shelton, Kimber L.; Delgado-Romero, Edward A.; Wells, Eliza M. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2009
Extending previous research (E. A. Delgado-Romero, N. Galvan, P. Maschino, & M. Rowland, 2005) regarding race and ethnicity in counseling and counseling psychology, this article examined how race and ethnicity were reported and used in empirical studies published in diversity-focused journals from 1990 to 2007. The results are discussed and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Counseling Psychology, Race, Counseling
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Zhang, Naijian; Burkard, Alan W. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2008
Fifty-one clients were surveyed to examine the effect of counselor discussion of racial and ethnic differences in counseling. Analyses revealed that White counselors who discussed these differences with their clients of color were rated as more credible and as having stronger working alliances than those who did not discuss such differences.…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Counselor Client Relationship, Ethnicity, Counseling
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Wilcoxon, S. Allen; Magnuson, Sandy; Norem, Ken – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2008
The authors suggest that many managed mental health care (MMHC) practices have oppressive effects on members of cultural and ethnic minority groups. They examine the dissonance between institutional practices and cultural traditions that reflect insensitivity and forced conformity, particularly regarding time, pace, and intervention uniformity as…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Minority Groups, Counseling Psychology, Multicultural Education
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