CRCC approval for this course is currently pending. Description: Multicultural counseling approaches variously focus on the counseling relationship. Relatively few discuss clinical techniques and strategies to any significant extent. This article explores enhancing multicultural counseling by offering an array of techniques and strategies based on addressing oppression and increasing psychological freedom. Techniques offered seek to internally free a person cognitively, affectively, and systemically using the Precursors Model of Change (Hanna, 2002). The goal is to help set a person free from oppressive, discriminatory systems and individuals.
Understand cognitive and experiential counseling techniques, such as disputing oppressive beliefs and empty chair, aimed at addressing oppression and discriminatory systems and individuals.
Examine how counselors, within a multicultural context, can address oppression and increase a sense of psychological freedom within the client.