Learning Objectives

Primary Objective

To review and synthesize selected multicultural counseling research regarding counselor attributes, client attributes, and counseling methods to illustrate how research can inform counseling practice

Secondary Objectives

To provide research evidence regarding the effectiveness of multicultural training for counselors to reduce personal biases and enhance their multicultural competence

To identify and describe how clients’ experiences of acculturation, racial and ethnic identity, and perceived racism can affect their well-being and perceptions of counseling

To present research evidence regarding clients and counselor match according to race and ethnicity and regarding cultural adaptations to counseling that facilitate positive client outcomes