VISTAS Effective Counseling Interventions, Tools, and Techniques

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

A Model for Analyzing Critical Cultural Domains in Counselor Development

Marie A. Wakefield, Douglas L. Garner, Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, and Tiffany Tyler


For the purpose of this article, the term cultural competency will refer to the mastery of a skill set to effectively work with a culturally different population (Bucher, 2004; Diller & Moule, 2005; Duke, Conner, & McEldowney, 2009; Guindon & Sobhany, 2001; Sue, 2001). This article provides a brief history of the multicultural movement, cultural competence, the rationale for a model that can assess culturally competent counseling, a framework for self-awareness, application of a model for culturally competent practices, and implications for future research.

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