Cultural safety: towards postcolonial counselling practice?Alastair Crocket
- British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, June 2012, Taylor & Francis
- DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2012.678286
Challenges in cross-cultural counselling
What is it about?
For a counsellor to successfully address cultural issues in counselling it is important to be aware of the power of ideas about culture presently shaping their society. In Aotearoa New Zealand ideas about cultural safety have become very powerful and can both enable and restrain practice. This article considers these issues as experienced by a counsellor from a dominant cultural group
Why is it important?
Powerful ideas enter counselling rooms. Where a counsellor can appreciate the calls made on them by these ideas they may be able to practice more effectively
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