Is Cultural Competence More Important Than Counseling Competence?

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Is cultural competence more important than counseling competence (Sue text and lecture notes)?

I believe that cultural competence and counseling competence go hand in hand. You can not experience counseling competence without being culturally competent. I do not believe that we can be unbiased as counselors but being aware of our bias is important in regards to cultural competence. According to Sue & Sue in order to help and serve our clients we need to openly experience and discuss our emotions regarding race, culture, and gender (p. 12). This will allow us to find insight into our own biases and best serve our clients or students.

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