Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures

Working with Individuals and Families in Haitian Culture: Assessment and Intervention Strategies all Counselor Educators Should Know

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2021-10-05 to 2021-10-10

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Issues of diversity and healthcare quality for minority populations have had a spotlight cast on them in recent months. With over a million Haitians living in the U.S., it is vital to increase cultural awareness for counselors to provide appropriate and culturally informed services to members of this abundant minority community. As counselor educators and supervisors, we have an obligation to train our students in these best practices. Starting with challenges related to the migration process, this poster presentation will provide a detailed breakdown of Haitian culture, education, religion, values, and beliefs and review how these impact treatment and therapeutic relationships. Assessment, diagnostic, and treatment considerations are provided in the interest of promoting culturally competent and effective counselor training practices.