The Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MCSJCC, 2015) presents a conceptual framework that calls attention to “the intersection of identities and the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression that influence the counseling relationship” (p. 3). As you become familiar with these competencies, you will want to consider areas for development you are eager to explore, as well as areas for development that you may feel hesitant about or even resistant to considering. Your site supervisor at Riverbend City has pointed out to you the importance for counseling and therapy interns to really take an opportunity to honestly examine these areas of personal awareness.
Your initial post for this discussion should address two main parts, personal reflectionand MAKSS reflection. Both these parts will help you to prepare for the Unit 2 assignment.
For this part of the discussion:
Respond to the posts of at least two other learners.
In your response:
Your responses should be substantive and should contribute to the conversation by asking questions, respectfully debating positions, and presenting supporting literature relevant to the topic.
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components: