Cross-cultural myths refer to eight myths/attitudes that some clinicians hold that deleteriously affects their work with minority clients. Include: melting pot myth, differing expectations about counseling, not understanding impact of social forces, ethnocentric worldview , ignorance of own racist attitudes and prejudices, not understanding cultural differences in expression of symptomatology, not realizing bias in assessment and research instruments, and being unaware of institutional racism.

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