Cultural Awareness – Techniques and Interventions
Sue (2010) states, “Do not invalidate the experiential realities of diverse groups in our society. Be aware that privilege and power oftentimes make it difficult to see the perspectives of those who experience discrimination and prejudice in their day-to-day lives” (p. 60).
Consider Thomas and Schwarzbaum (2017) discussion of “Techniques and Interventions” and “Countertransference” in Chapters 13 and 16. Given Sue’s directive, what technique or intervention might you adopt in practice with a Muslim client or community and LBGT client or community? What countertransference issues may you confront in yourself?
Respond to the posts of at least two learners. Suggest some other techniques or interventions to consider based on Thomas and Schwarzbaum.
Sue, D. W. (2010). Microaggressions in everyday life: Race, gender, and sexual orientation. Wiley.
Thomas, A., & Schwarzbaum, S. (2017). Culture and identity: Life stories for counselors and therapists. (3rd ed.). Sage.
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:
- Identify techniques for professional practice appropriate for specific populations.