This session illustrates the findings and implications of a research study on self-awareness development in multicultural counseling classes with an aim to understand the challenges of enhancing multicultural and social justice competency in counselor training. The relational–cultural theory framework was applied to discuss the meaning of self-awareness in relation to building connectedness with others and importance of authenticity and genuineness.
Illustrate various Relational-Cultural Theory concepts that translates into multicultural teaching practices.
Demonstrate research findings about self-awareness development in multicultural counseling courses.
Provide practical solutions for working with diverse student perspectives from a Relational-Cultural Theory framework.