Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, readers will be able to

  • understand the necessity of becoming multiculturally competent;
  • become more sensitive while they serve clients with multicultural backgrounds;
  • become more aware of their function and impact as counselors in the process of multicultural counseling;
  • understand the necessity to adapt traditional counseling interventions for meeting the needs of multicultural clients;
  • select culturally appropriate counseling skills and techniques and assessment tools when working with multicultural clients;
  • develop culturally sensitive treatment plans for multicultural clients;
  • understand that becoming multiculturally competent is a component of the counseling professional identity; and
  • understand that developing multicultural competency is a lifelong professional commitment.