SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Hendricks, C. B., Bradley, L. J., & Robertson, D. L. (2015). Implementing multicultural ethics: Issues for family counselors. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 23(2), 190-193.

Summary: This article addresses the need for family counselors to examine the application of new constructs to counseling ethics training. The authors challenge family counselors to expand their cultural perspectives in ethical decision-making and cease ethics training that is inadequate to meet the needs of a diverse society.

Questions to consider:

  1. Why is there a need for family counselors to examine multicultural ethics?
  2. According to the authors, what important elements are missing in integrating high-level cognitive decision models and multicultural constructs?
  3. How can you expand your cultural perspectives in ethical decision-making?


Article 2: Davidson, M. M., & Hauser, C. T. (2015). Multicultural counseling meets potentially harmful therapy: The complexity of bridging two discourses. The Counseling Psychologist, 43(3), 370-379.

Summary: This article includes an appraisal of contributions, limitations, and questions raised in Wendt, Gone, & Nagata’s major contribution regarding potentially harmful therapy (PHT) and multicultural counseling. The authors are commended for initiating a convergent dialogue   between the PHT and multicultural counseling literatures, creating a strong argument for their integration, and contextualizing the prior division.

Questions to consider:

  1. What do the authors include as potentially harmful therapy?
  2. How do the authors think the narrow emphasis on an ethnoracial domain of culture has impacted multicultural counseling?