Orienting Counseling Students Toward Multiculturalism: Exploring Privilege During a New Student Orientation


concerning this article should be addressed to Diane Estrada, Counseling Program, University of Colorado Denver, Campus Box 106, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 (e-mail: diane.estrada@ucdenver.edu).


New counseling students often have strong reactions to the concept of privilege and become anxious when expected to address issues of multiculturalism personally and professionally. In this article, the authors describe a new student orientation model that focuses on addressing privilege and offer steps toward embracing multiculturalism and social justice.