Infusing Cultural Competence and Advocacy Into Strength-Based Counseling
Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
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The Journal of Humanistic Counseling
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 51–65, April 2012
How to Cite
GROTHAUS, T., McAULIFFE, G. and CRAIGEN, L. (2012), Infusing Cultural Competence and Advocacy Into Strength-Based Counseling. Jrnl Humanistic Counseling, 51: 51–65. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1939.2012.00005.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
- Received 09/11/08; Revised 06/21/09; Accepted 03/21/11
Strength-based counseling represents a welcome shift from prevailing deficit perspectives. However, the literature often treats enhancing strengths as an acultural concept, minimizing or ignoring the essential role of culture in forming and defining strengths. Integrating cultural competence and advocacy into strength-based practice is examined as an antidote to ethnocentric practice.