Multicultural And Social Justice Competencies (MSJCC)

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Over time, society has become increasingly diverse and globally connected. In order to meet the needs of an interconnected society, the American Counseling Association (ACA) endorsed the creation of multicultural and social justice competencies (Ratts, Singh, Butler, Nassar-McMillan, & McCullough, 2016). The Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC) were developed in order to showcase the importance of integrating MSJCC into all aspects of the counseling profession. Originally, these competencies were geared more toward majority professionals working with minority clients. However, it has become more clear that the range of diversity is endless and it is not uncommon for privileged clients to be counseled by minority counseled (Ratts, et al., 2016). To assist mental health care professionals with navigating the complex issues of power and privilege, diverse cultural world views, and appropriate interventions, a conceptual model was created (Ratts, et al., 2016). The model is an aspirational, life-long commitment counselors take that requires constant growth (class notes). It is not something that can be completed in a session and checked off, it is something that takes constant work. Before the model can be viewed, it is important to note the …show more content…

One way I anticipate I will fit into Quadrant I is if I have an undocumented client. Being undocumented would make the client a marginalized individual with limited community resources due to public policies. I would have to be cognizant of the fact that seeking help as an undocumented individual could be a fearful experience since the individual has no guarantee their status will stay confidential. Also, taking into consideration the client’s worldview along with their potential feelings of fear and mistrust would be essential to note since it will affect the counselor client

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