SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Wade, J. C. (2005). The issue of race in counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 33(4), 538-546.

Summary: This article discusses the evaluation and treatment of racial-ethnic minority clients and patients and has implications for practice.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What do you believe to be barriers to viewing race-related issues as important?
  2. What is the psychiatric definition of trauma?
  3. How does one conceptualize racial incidents as trauma?


Article 2: Abrams, E. M., & Todd, N. R. (2011). White dialectics as multidimensional, contextual, and transformational. The Counseling Psychologist, 39(3), 423-437.

 Summary: This article provides a response to reactions by Ponterotto, Sue, and Toporek to the White dialects framework presented in an article by Todd and Abrams. The present response focuses on incorporating multidimensionality, the multilevel nature of context, and the potential for transformation in the White dialectics framework.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What are some suggested ways Abrams discusses to incorporate multidimensionality into transforming the White dialectics framework?
  2. How can you apply the White dialectics framework to promote antiracism in your community?
  3. How can you broaden the conversation surrounding changing the White dialectics framework to your colleagues or others who are not familiar with this work?


Article 3: Suzuki, L. A., McRae, M. B., & Short, E. L. (2001). The facets of cultural competence: Searching outside the box. The Counseling Psychologist, 29(6), 842-849.

Summary: This article focuses on an examination of the multidimensional model of cultural competence (MDCC) and issues related to the definition of competence and its measurement.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Suzuki, McRae, & Short examine the multidimensional model of cultural competence in this article. What are the issues related to the definition of competence they discuss?
  2. How do these issues of the definition of competence impact a movement towards change?
  3. What do the complexities related to power hierarchies look like and how can those complexities be addressed?