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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.