Deeply exploring counseling clients’ worldviews, cultural identities, privilege and oppression plays a key role in helping them heal.
Every day, culturally diverse counseling clients walk into clinics, schools and private practices throughout the world to share their deepest concerns, hopes and dreams. Each person brings a unique sense of self that is complex and multifaceted.
Farah Ibrahim, PhD, professor of counseling in the School of Education & Human Development(SEHD), has given hundreds of seminars and research presentations on negotiating cultural differences. She works with a team of counseling faculty who have a deep commitment to teaching the new generation of counselors about multicultural counseling, social justice advocacy and the intersectionality of client identities.
“We’re all about empowering diverse clients,” Ibrahim said.