Prejudice and counselling
You are not there to entertain your counsellor, gain their approval or focus on their needs.
Prejudice may be a factor in couples or family therapy. Race, power and multicultural counseling psychology. However, little information has been provided on how to address the biases of clients who may hold power and privilege in society, especially White clients who express prejudices.
What is prejudice
Some types of prejudice include: Racist prejudices: Prejudice played a key role in supporting slavery. American Psychologist, 47, Color-blindness is a lack of consideration of race, whereas color-consciousness overemphasizes the sociopolitical construct of race. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Counselors who are aware of potential problems that clients may present them with in counseling will be more prepared to respond and intervene in effective ways. Understanding Discrimination Prejudice is an attitude that can trigger abusive actions. Identify cultural strengths the client can use to stop relying on these biases. Conceptualization and interventions Similar to counseling for most other issues, it is not always feasible to expect clients who express prejudices and biases to completely resolve all of their issues. The nature of prejudice 4th ed. However, the person may be hypervigilant to the point of having extreme reactions to perceived racism. Plous, S. A company that allows ageist attitudes to affect hiring may eventually have only young employees, or mistreat its older staff. Similarly, an example of modern sexism is endorsing the statement that it is not acceptable to consider women unintelligent compared with men while not endorsing measures to equal employment and wage disparities that women face. For example, prejudices against young people suggest they are uninformed, ignorant, or impulsive. Elder abuse remains common.
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Prejudice can undermine the therapeutic process and harm clients.
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