Modern mental health counseling aims to highlight a number of values, including multiculturalism and social justice. Such values are very important when dealing with counseling in many areas, but in this article, they are applied to counseling in the area of “trauma.” Cognitive anthropology provides a set of tools for understanding a client’s expectations and constructs of meaning, which are rooted in their lived experiences and cultural worldview. This paper will also introduce two areas of application where a cognitive anthropological approach can be applied to multicultural counseling in the areas of communication and treatment, which can help further improve the values of multiculturalism and social justice within the counseling profession.
"Going Deeper: Cognitive Anthropology’s Contributions to Moving Beyond Cultural Competency in Mental Health Practices,"
The Asbury Theological Journal:
2, p. 283-308.
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