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Preparing Counselor Education Students for Linguistic Sensitivity in Counseling: Evidence of Need and Methodology
Marie Faubert and Emiliano Gonzalez
The increase in numbers of immigrants from many different language groups to the United States in the 21st century presents challenging language issues to professional counselors and counselor educators. The aim of this manuscript is to help counselor educators become more aware of the different cultures and language populations with whom they will be dealing on a professional basis and to provide practical suggestions for preparing monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual counselor education students to be effective with clients whose native language (L1) may be different from that of the counselor (L2).