posted by roberta
when interpreting the results of career assessments with ethnic minority clients, it is recommended that counselors:
A. Explore both the perceived and actual barriers to career-related opportunities
B. Take the assessment result at face value
C. Approach the task of assessment interpretation in the same way for all clients, regardless of ethnic background
D. recommend that clients seek guidance from a counselor who shares their ethnic background.
Well, B, C, and D are obviously wrong. Does that help?
On A, "Explore" goes two ways: what the client perceives, and what the counselor perceives. To be effective, counselors have to know deep in themselves, and how their own "stuff" affects what they perceive in their clients. In my experience, few counselors are trained in this self-examination or self-analysis.