Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Competencies
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A group of people with similar interests who are both culturally similar and culturally different from yourself. This is meant to be a mutually beneficial relationship in which you are able to trust and help each other through a process that should be challenging at many different levels. Without challenge, it is unlikely that you will be able to develop in a meaningful way. A group of allies is important because applying the process you engage in through this web site to your real work of counseling will greatly benefit from consistent feedback and support of live colleagues.
Inclusive definition of culture:
This definition of culture is inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, and other dimensions of identity (Arredondo et al., 1996). Further, the sociopolitical context and historical treatment of different groups is integral to this definition. In other words, systematic oppression and discrimination have been experienced by members of certain groups and proliferated by others.

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