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Evidence Based Responsiveness 2: Multicultural Considerations

Ravind Jeawon (Talk Therapy Dublin, Ireland)
Daryl Mahon (Outcomes Matter, Ireland)

Evidence Based Counselling & Psychotherapy for the 21st Century Practitioner

ISBN: 978-1-80455-733-4, eISBN: 978-1-80455-732-7

Publication date: 9 February 2023


In this chapter, Ravind Jeawon and I discuss the ideas around being responsive to diversity in an evidence based manner. Although this chapter belongs within the evidence based responsiveness section discussed in the previous chapter, we both considered it essential to provide a whole chapter on its theory and application, as it is an integral area often overlooked in clinical training and provided a curtesy overview during ongoing professional development and clinical supervision. The multicultural literature uses different terminology to refer to the practice of responsiveness, we discuss these ideas and the evidence base for them, while introducing the reader to other processes and theories which will help developing practitioners make sense of what can be a vastly complex area of clinical work. Several adapted, real life case examples are drawn from Ravind’s clinical experience to encourage reflection and provide insight into these processes.



Jeawon, R. and Mahon, D. (2023), "Evidence Based Responsiveness 2: Multicultural Considerations", Evidence Based Counselling & Psychotherapy for the 21st Century Practitioner, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 99-114.



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