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Diversity in Counselling


"One of the most impactful things that I came across during my studies to become a clinical counsellor is that there there seems to be an overrepresentation of a certain population of people in psychological research studies. One researcher put this number at about 95% of psychological research studies have been done in populations that belong to the United States of America, Europe, and other English-speaking countries. What this means is, we really have to put at the forefront your cultures, and my cultures, whenever we deal with our day-to-day situations and whenever we try to get some help."

~ Jonathan Paez


Arnett, J. J. (2016). The neglected 95%: why American psychology needs to become less American.

Collins, S. D. (2018). Embracing Cultural Responsivity and Social Justice: Re-Shaping Professional Identity in Counselling Psychology. Counselling Concepts.

Newson, M., & Atherton, K. (2021). Go WILD, not WEIRD. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 6(1-2).

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