WHAT TO KNOW AS A CULTURALLY SKILLED COUNSELOR
Racial minorities underutilize mental health facilities. Minorities historically terminate prematurely after one session. The National Conference on Graduate Psychology recommends that culturally sensitive and relevant counseling strategies be developed that focus on lifestyles, cultural values, and sociopolitical realities of minority clients. Multicultural scholars agree that techniques used with Caucasians involved in therapy are inherently different from those needed when dealing with specific minority clients.