What Does It Mean to Be a Culturally-Competent Counselor?

  • Shamshad Ahmed Marywood University
  • Keith B. Wilson The Pennyslvania State University
  • Richard C. Henrikson Jr. Sam Houston State University
  • Janet Windwalker Jones Center of Health and Whole Healing, INC
Keywords: Multicultural competence, Social justice, Diversity, Cross-cultural, Counselors


Changing demographics require human service workers to become more multiculturally competent. Using the multicultural counseling competencies as a foundation, the presenters outlined strategies to develop competencies within the awareness, knowledge and skill domains of multicultural competence. The authors propose implications for improving advocacy for multicultural social justice.
How to Cite
Ahmed, S., Wilson, K. B., Henrikson Jr., R. C., & Jones, J. W. (2011). What Does It Mean to Be a Culturally-Competent Counselor?. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 3(1), 17-28. https://doi.org/10.33043/JSACP.3.1.17-28