Too often, therapists and other helping professionals feel paralyzed by the fear that they don’t know enough about other cultural groups to counsel clients different than themselves. In his debut book, Diversity in Clinical Practice, Lambers Fisher sets out to mitigate these fears by providing a framework for professionals to better understand the experiences of cultural groups with whom they are not personally or professionally familiar.
With his encouraging and non-shaming approach, Lambers will challenge you to learn more about other cultures, accept what you do not yet know in the process, and utilize strategies that can help you become an increasingly culturally competent professional. Beyond ethnicity, you will explore issues of age, gender, sexuality, religion, acculturation, and social justice, as well as identify opportunities to strengthen your own cultural self-awareness.
Applicable for a wide range of professionals―including counselors, religious leaders, occupational therapists, educators, coaches, physical therapists, and nurses―the practical and impactful strategies in this book will allow you to:
- Journal about your cultural competency journey
- Reduce cultural offenses and repair damaged relationships
- Avoid ethical dilemmas
- Build rapport with diverse clients
- Understand various experiences of diverse people through case examples
- Help clients of any culture make meaningful life changes