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Ethnic Minority Counselors as Cultural Brokers: Using the Self as an Instrument to Bridge the Gap
Josephine M. Kim
As a cultural broker, the ethnic minority counselor can use the self as an instrument by (1) endorsing the utilization of counseling services, (2) modeling health, and (3) developing other bicultural counselors. These methods are ways in which the field can move beyond the textbook knowledge of multiculturalism while implementing practical measures to reach often unreachable populations.