·Awareness of the meaning and impacts of your own, and others’, multiple intersectional identities and traits (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, body shape, sexual orientation, gender roles, nationality, religion, and ability status).
·Awareness of, and willingness to continually address: a) personal cultural world views/values, and; b) biases held toward persons with varied identities, behaviors, and traits.
·Competency in working with persons who possess a diversity of intersectional identities and traits (examples of competency traits: openness, cultural humility, and the ability to collaborate, and empathize, with a diversity of clientele).
·Knowledge of individual and systemic barriers that inhibit the health, wellbeing, and socioeconomic and career status of persons with underrepresented identities or traits (e.g., racism; sexism; Christian hegemony; homophobia; etc.).
·Ability to identify and draw on clients’ strengths and resources in order to collaboratively tailor counseling interventions.
·Commitment to acting as a social justice change agent, and to empowering clients, in the redressing of systemic issues that impedes client health and wellbeing.
*Find the official document for the Multicultural Social Justice Counseling Competences, as endorsed by the American Counseling Association, at: https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/competencies