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Enhancing Cultural Competency in the White Lesbian Counseling Trainee Through Education and Supervision
Journal of Lesbian Studies (2014)
  • Deanna Cor, Portland State University
Abstract
Self-awareness is often associated with enhanced multicultural competency. Training programs must work to facilitate self-awareness in counseling trainees who hold both privileged and oppressed identities. In this article, I highlight a gap in the literature regarding how best to supervise white lesbian counseling trainees. Facilitating self-awareness through supervision will be explored as a tool for enhancing multicultural competency in the white lesbian counseling trainee. An exploration of understanding white privilege as well as the impact of oppression on lesbian counseling trainees, will be used to draw conclusions regarding effective supervision for this population. Additionally, suggestions for future research will be proposed.
Keywords
  • Counseling trainees
Publication Date
2014
DOI
10.1080/10894160.2014.849166
Publisher Statement
At the time of publication Deanna Cor was published under the name of Deanna Davis.
Citation Information
Davis, D.N. (2014) Complexity Overlooked: Enhancing Cultural Competency in the White Lesbian Counseling Trainee Through Education and Supervision, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 18:2, 192‐201