Discussion Questions

How Can We Be Most Effective in Helping Jermaine?

After reading Chapter 15, discuss the following questions, keeping in mind:

  • Your developmental status of a multicultural identity, especially racial, sexual, and class identities
  • How multicultural counseling is defined (Chapter 6)
  • What social justice counseling entails (Chapter 14)
  1. How do you conceptualize the major clinical issues Jermaine presented?
  2. In what ways might your multicultural identity influence how you view Jermaine?
  3. What goals do you want to set for your work with Jermaine?
  4. In what ways are your goals reflective of a multicultural counseling perspective?
  5. What directions and strategies do you want to use in achieving these goals?
  6. How does a social justice counseling paradigm influence your decisions?
  7. What possible differences do you see between traditional counseling approaches and your approach as reflected in the answers to the above questions?