VISTAS Multicultural Issues in Counseling

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.



Counseling Asian International Students: Ethics, Issues, and Ideas

Tara Overzat

2011

It may be argued that one solution to these issues is for clients to seek out counselors of a certain ethnic or racial background. However, this is not feasible as this ethnic or racial preference may preclude the client from participating in counseling with a counselor that indeed would be the best fit for him/her despite their race or ethnicity. With the explosion of globalism, it is important that counselors be able to counsel people of many different racial and ethnic backgrounds and that the clients feel confident that the counselors can do so.

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