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Emerging Issues in Multicultural Psychology. Prepare a 700- to 1050-word paper in which you examine at least two emerging issues in multicultural psychology.

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  • Submitted: 24/07/2011
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Emerging Issues in Multicultural Psychology

Ashley Hambright

University of Phoenix

Multicultural Psychology

535

Dr. Danine Dean

January 23, 2011

Emerging Issues in Multicultural Psychology

Defined as a hodgepodge of cultures, The United States combines numerous cultures that are integrated and merged together. Whereas in theory this would seem to be a picture of harmony and unity, the reality of society is much more complex and challenging. With more immigrants from various cultures and backgrounds, the need for multicultural counseling increases. With this increase come two distinct issues for multicultural counseling: the counselor's own personal culture, including his or her theoretical outlook, and the assortment of components forming the identity of the individual the counselor is advising.[DD1]

Counselor's Culture

In multicultural psychology it is essential to know of the client's culture to be a culturally competent psychologist however; many may overlook that a culturally competent psychologist must also be aware of his or her own personal culture and theoretical view. It is crucial to recognize and comprehend one's culture and beliefs before commencing to understand and aid others (Ibrahim, 1985). [DD2] Attentiveness to personal beliefs, acknowledgment of various frameworks

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