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Garrett McAuliffe, professor of counseling at Old Dominion University, was featured prominently in the lead story "Multicultural counseling: Not just
for specialists anymore," which appeared in the April edition of Counseling Today, the leading national publication of the American Counseling

ODU's counseling program was cited in the article as one "where a pocket of instructors specializes in and stresses multicultural counseling. ..." As noted in the story, "In a nation whose immigrant population is booming, many counselors find themselves working with people and cultures they had little to no contact with before."

McAuliffe, author of the forthcoming book "Culturally Alert Counseling: A Comprehensive Introduction" (available in June from Sage Publications) and
a companion demonstration video, offers his suggestions on practices counselors can employ to be more culturally sensitive, and therefore more
effective. One suggestion is that counselors should acknowledge cultural differences early in their sessions and "explicitly consider gender, ethnicity, religion and other factors in the client's world."

Also quoted in the story is Timothy Grothaus, assistant professor and school counseling coordinator at ODU.

This article was posted on: May 17, 2007

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