Many therapists struggle to broach discussions of race, ethnicity, and culture (REC) during treatment Yet ignoring clients’ specific and unique cultural contexts may preclude them from metabolizing trauma. An emerging body of research indicates that the therapist's consideration of REC during treatment enhances the depth of client disclosure, therapist credibility, a willingness to return for follow-up sessions, and more favorable treatment outcomes. During this multimedia presentation, participants will develop strategies for broaching the contextual dimensions of race, ethnicity, and culture with clients using the Broaching Framework, a theoretically and empirically supported multicultural counseling model. Participants will explore therapists’ orientation towards broaching REC, a multi-dimensional approach for addressing specific racial, ethnic, and cultural concerns, a set of strategies for facilitating conversations around REC, as well as approaches for broaching REC within an organizational development context.
- Participants will be able to exhibit a posture of multicultural orientation.
- Participants will be able to identify contexts in which it is appropriate to broach the client's REC concerns.
- Participants will be able to apply the Broaching Framework.