Multicultural Therapy. Carolyn R. Fallahi, Ph. D. The need for cultural competence. There is a need for cultural competence within therapy. Traditional approaches have failed to meet the needs of minorities.
Carolyn R. Fallahi, Ph. D.
Melting pot myth belief system
Incongruent student expectations about therapy
Overemphasis on verbal disclosure
Overemphasis on abstract & non-problem-solving strategies.
Ignorance of self-racism & cultural identity of others
Overemphasis on long-range goals & the future.
Lack of understanding of the whole person
Lack of understanding of social focus
Lack of appreciation for nonverbal communicationBarriers to effective multicultural counseling instruction