Multicultural Identity and Multicultural Therapy Topics

Multicultural Identity and Multicultural Therapy Topics

As you continue to prepare for the in-residence component of this course, be aware of how this week’s Learning Resources synthesize the cultural identity factors you explored in the previous weeks. Generally, no one individual assumes just one identity. An individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality orientation, socioeconomic status, class, age, and ability contribute to that individual’s multicultural identity.

For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources. Select at least one topic from the course readings on multicultural identity and multicultural therapy that you found challenging, and reflect on why you found this to be so. Also consider any other topics that have been challenging this term. Finally, think about what topics you hope are covered in more depth during the week in-residence.

Post by Day 4 a description of at least one topic from the required readings on multicultural identity and multicultural therapy that you found challenging, and explain why. Then, explain any other areas or topics that have been challenging in this course. Finally, explain what topics you hope are covered in more depth in-residence.

Be sure to support your posts with specific references to the Learning Resources.

 

 

Readings

  • Duran, E. (2006). Healing the soul wound: Counseling with American Indians and other native peoples. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
    • Chapter 3, “The Healing/Therapeutic Circle” (pp. 39–48)
    • Chapter 6, “Diagnosis: Treating Emotional Problems as Living Entities” (pp. 79–111)
  • Bernal, G., & Rodríguez, M. M. D. (2009). Advances in Latino family research: Cultural adaptations of evidence-based interventions. Family Process48(2), 169–178.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Bernal, G., Jimenez-Chafey, M. I., & Rodríguez, M. M. D. (2009). Cultural adaptation of treatments: A resource for considering culture in evidence-based practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(4), 361–368.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Chavis, A. Z., & Hill, M. S. (2009). Integrating multiple intersecting identities: A multicultural conceptualization of the power and control wheel. Women & Therapy, 32(1), 121–149.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Diaz-Martinez, A. M., Interian, A., & Waters, D. M. (2010). The integration of CBT, multicultural and feminist psychotherapies with Latinas. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 20(3), 312–326.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Hays, P. A. (2009). Integrating evidence-based practice, cognitive-behavior therapy, and multicultural therapy: Ten steps for culturally competent practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice40(4), 354–360.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Munsey, C. (2009). Working with Latino clients. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2009/11/latino-clients.aspx
  • Owen, J., Leach, M. M., Wampold, B., & Rodolfa, E. (2011). Multicultural approaches in psychotherapy: A rejoinder. Journal of Counseling Psychology58(1), 22–26.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Ponterotto, J. G. (2010). Multicultural personality: An evolving theory of optimal functioning in culturally heterogeneous societies. The Counseling Psychologist38(5), 714–758.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Sanchez-Hucles, J. V., & Davis, D. D. (2011). Women and women of color in leadership: Complexity, identity, and intersectionality. American Psychologist65(3), 171–181.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Thompson, V., Bazile, A., & Akbar, M. (2004). African Americans’ perceptions of psychotherapy and psychotherapists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(1), 19–26.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Williams, C. (2005). Counseling African American women: Multiple identities—Multiple constraints. Journal of Counseling & Development83(3), 278–283.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Document: Henry Thompson Case Conceptualization and Case Demonstration Overview (Word document)
    Note: 
    You will use this document as a reference to the requirements of the Case Conceptualization and Case Demonstration.
  • Document: Henry Thompson Case Notes (Word document)
    Note: 
    You will use this document to inform your Case Conceptualization and Case Demonstration.
  • Document: Henry Thompson Case Conceptualization (Word document)
    Note: 
    You will use this document to complete your Case Conceptualization and inform your Case Demonstration.
  • Document: Multicultural Population Research Paper Overview (Word document)
    Note: 
    You will use this document to complete your Multicultural Population Research Paper.

Media

  • Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012b). Family case study [Interactive media]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Note: Please click on the following link for the transcript: Transcript (PDF document).
  • Microtraining Associates (Video Publisher). (2005b). Race, gender, and sexual orientation: Counseling people with multiple cultural identities [Video webcast].
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Optional Resources

  • Gone, J. P. (2010). Psychotherapy and traditional healing for American Indians: Exploring the prospects for therapeutic integration. The Counseling Psychologist38(2), 166–235. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Hwang, W. (2006). The psychotherapy adaptation and modification framework: Application to Asian Americans. American Psychologist61(7), 702–715.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Answer preview

Society is a global village characterized by the interaction of people from different cultures and diverse backgrounds (Bernal & Jimenez-Chafey, 2009). It is no longer possible to assume a single identity because of the different culture individuals get exposed to during their lives. Typically, human beings are the products of the environment that surrounds them. As such, the more diverse the cultures they encounter, the more likely…

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