Monthly Archives: November 2011

Multicultural Considerations for African American Clients

With our growing minority population, the concept of diversity is receiving a lot of attention in the Counselor Education literature. Increasingly, academic programs are including education on the diverse needs of minority groups as part of counseling education programs. A growing body of research suggests that understanding differing cultural backgrounds and how this might affect the therapeutic process is essential for counseling effectiveness. Furthermore, the ACA (American Counseling Association) code of ethics dictates that curriculum be infused with multicultural information.
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How to be Successful in Graduate School

Don’t just survive, thrive! Barb’s tips for a successful graduate education experience.

As an adult learner returning for my master’s degree, and now my doctorate, I had to learn how to be a student again. Here are my thoughts on how to have a successful experience in graduate school (Part One):
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