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By Nicholas A. Vacc, Susan B. DeVaney

The aim of this publication is to reveal scholars of the supporting professions, counselors, academics, collage professors, psychological medical experts, and social staff to the original features of consultant American subgroups and to successfully support those related execs as they paintings with consumers and/or scholars from those populations. those are grouped by way of race, gender, sexuality, age, actual boundaries and way of life and so on. the writer of every bankruptcy is either a expert supporting expert and a member of the gang in query. This particular mix of skills lends either an instructional and a private point of view to the knowledge of the populations represented.

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Eye contact: Native American clients with traditional values (and possibly those who are marginal or bicultural) may tend to avert their eyes as a sign of respect. To subtly match this 46 COUNSELING MULTICULTURAL AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS level of eye contact is respectful and shows an understanding of the client’s way of being. The eyes are considered to be the pathway to the spirit; therefore to consistently look someone in the eye is to show a level of entitlement or aggression. It is good to glance at someone every once in a while, but listening, in the traditional way, is something that happens with the ears and the heart.

8 times greater than for non-Indians (Russell, 1998). Only 52% of Native youth finish high school, and only 4% graduate from college; 75% of the Native workforce earns less than $7,000 per year, and 45% of Native people live below the poverty level. As for living conditions, 46% have no electricity; 54% have no indoor plumbing; 82% live without a telephone. Some of the possible challenges that Native people bring with them to the counseling process are evident (Russell, 1998). Native Americans represent a wide-ranging diversity, illustrated, for example, by the fact that there are approximately 252 different Native American languages (Thomason, 1991).

He asked again. My eyes began to water themselves as I stared intently, wanting COUNSELING NATIVE AMERICANS 29 so much to please my grandfather by seeing everything he saw. “Ah, I see my reflection,” I responded proudly. “That’s good,” he replied confidently. “What you see is your whole life ahead of you. ” I questioned. ” “Remember to give thanks every day for all things that make up the Universe,” said my grandfather. “Always remember to walk the path of Good Medicine and see the good reflected in everything that occurs in life.

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