Diversity in Clinical Practice: A Practical & Shame-Free Guide to Reducing Cultural Offenses & Repairing Cross-Cultural Relationships

  • 7h 55m 35s
  • Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDiv
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2022

Gold Winner of the 2022 Independent Book Publisher Association (IBPA)'s Benjamin Franklin Award—Multicultural Category

Too often, therapists and other helping professionals feel paralyzed by the fear that they don't know enough about other cultural groups to counsel clients different than themselves. Lambers Fisher sets out to mitigate these fears by providing a framework for professionals to better understand the experiences of cultural groups with whom they are not familiar.

With his encouraging and non-shaming approach, Lambers will challenge you to learn more about other cultures, accept what you do not yet know in the process, and utilize strategies that can help you become an increasingly culturally competent professional. Beyond ethnicity, you will explore issues of age, gender, sexuality, religion, acculturation, and social justice, as well as identify opportunities to strengthen your own cultural self-awareness.

Applicable for a wide range of professionals—including counselors, religious leaders, occupational therapists, educators, coaches, physical therapists, and nurses—the practical and impactful strategies in this book will allow you to: journal about your cultural competency journey; reduce cultural offenses and repair damaged relationships; avoid ethical dilemmas; build rapport with diverse clients; understand various experiences of diverse people through case examples; and help clients of any culture make meaningful life changes.

About the Author

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDiv, received his professional training at Fuller Theological Seminary and is dedicated to providing support both in the psychology field and in church environments. Over the past nineteen years, Lambers has had the pleasure of providing counseling services to diverse clients in a variety of settings, including urban and suburban environments, non-profit and for-profit organizations, small group practices and large mental health agencies, and secular and Christian environments. He currently supervises aspiring therapists, is an adjunct instructor, and provides trainings for mental health professionals across the country.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Why Should We Increase Our Cultural Competence?
  • Chapter 2 - Progressing from Ignorance to Competence
  • Chapter 3 - Diversity in Professional Training
  • Chapter 4 - What Is Multicultural Diversity?
  • Chapter 5 - Commonly Misunderstood Vocabulary
  • Chapter 6 - More Commonly Misunderstood Vocabulary
  • Chapter 7 - Microaggressions
  • Chapter 8 - Multicultural Competence Is a Journey, Not a Destination
  • Chapter 9 - Acculturation: There's More Than One Healthy Way
  • Chapter 10 - A Client-Centered Approach to Cultural Competence
  • Chapter 11 - A Reasonable Professional Responsibility
  • Chapter 12 - Ethically Learning from Clients
  • Chapter 13 - Navigating Cultural Terms of Reference
  • Chapter 14 - Social Justice: Finding Your Role
  • Chapter 15 - Common Ethnic Group Characteristics
  • Chapter 16 - Diverse Families
  • Chapter 17 - Multiethnic Families
  • Chapter 18 - Gender
  • Chapter 19 - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
  • Chapter 20 - Persons with Disabilities
  • Chapter 21 - Language & Interpreters
  • Chapter 22 - Age
  • Chapter 23 - Religion & Spirituality
  • Chapter 24 - Final Thoughts