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.
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Carolyn R. Fallahi, Ph. D.
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