Diversity and counseling psychotherapy

  • Foteini Athanasiadou
  • Georgios Kasimis
Keywords: Diversity, counseling, minorities, suggested treatments


This paper addresses the issue of diversity in Counseling. More specifically, the concept of diversity is defined and the issues of diversity that one may encounter in the counseling process are identified. Next, the proposed forms of counseling and psychotherapy are mentioned, one of which is analyzed in more detail. Diversity is found in a variety of issues related to ethnicity and race, physique, disability, religion, gender or sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, trauma, and other overlapping characteristics. Apart from the fact that the majority of forms of counseling are based on humanitarian values, diversity needs more specialized care, as different patients respond to different approaches.
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