Multicultural Counseling: Chance and Challenges for the Counselors in the 21st Century
Keywords:multicultural counseling, counselors, studentss, the 21st century
AbstractThe diversity of students is a potential for the dynamics of life for students and their development, every element of the student should have multicultural awareness, and multicultural awareness will not come alone, it must be developed and developed early on. This article aims to represent the urgency of multicultural counseling and its development in the 21st century. The study used in this discussion uses literature studies, the use of literature studies as a practical step in representing the urgency of multicultural counseling by focusing on discussing the chances and challenges for counselors in the 21st century. The results of this study indicate that multicultural counseling is described as a fourth force or fourth dimension which is implicitly framed in competition with humanism, behaviorism, and psychodynamics. Multicultural counseling requires the cultural competence of the counselor. Competence consists of knowledge, skills, and attitudes required professionally in multicultural counseling. A counselor needs to see multicultural counseling as a relationship that is not only temporary but as a relationship that has a long-term impact because it is related to forms of problem solving, so that the counseling process for a counselor is a responsibility in interpreting differences between students in interpreting values in their lives.
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