Attending to the intersectionality and saliency of clients’ identities: A further investigation of therapists’ multicultural orientation.

Christopher Anders, D. Martin Kivlighan, Emma Porter, Debbiesiu Lee, Jesse Owen

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Abstract

Public Significance Statement: This study found that when the salience of clients’ two most important cultural identities was discrepant (i.e., high-low or low-high), they perceived their therapist to be high in culturally humility and low in cultural missed opportunities. Therapists should acknowledge that clients often hold multiple cultural identities and that the saliency of these identities may differ in meaningful ways. Therapists should attend to this complexity from a multicultural framework to engage in culturally responsive care. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • cultural humility
  • cultural missed opportunities
  • identity saliency
  • intersectionality
  • multicultural orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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