What is multicultural counseling?
Multicultural counseling is the process that takes place when a therapist works with a client from a cultural background different than their own. Culture can refer to, or include, factors such as race, language, gender, age, sexuality, religion, socioeconomic status, etc. The presence of cultural differences between a therapist and a client is quite relevant as cultural differences almost always impact the interactions, relationship, and thus, client progress in therapy.
Importance of Multicultural Counseling
The value of cultural competence and humility is not only important in psychotherapy, but it is an ethical responsibility for therapists. Recognizing the social and psychological differences that exist among the many different cultures helps eliminate generalization amongst highly diverse individuals and groups. Here at the Philadelphia Center for Psychotherapy we are continually aiming to follow this value of cultural humility in order to be able to provide you with a safe environment and an effective treatment.
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