Additional information that could be helpful is knowing more about his childhood and the relationship he has with his father. He has mentioned that he didn’t want his parents to get remarried and that his brothers are mainly the ones that took care of him. He also mentions that the relationship he has with this father is not positive. It would be helpful to know if there are any specific incidents that have caused him to feel that way about his father. Biko says that his parents are always fighting and that he doesn’t want to be li...
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... there are any campus activities or clubs that he could be a part of. This could help him to be more social and can help build his reputation around campus. Because he is in the preencounter stage it could be a little difficult working with him because I am African American.
When working with Biko it would not be okay for me to belittle his statements or act like I already know what he’s going to say because I’ve counseled someone like him before. It would ruin the relationship if I treated him as if he were the typical angry black man. Also, I’m not going to treat Biko the same way I would a Chinese female. It would be to my advantage to be multiculturally competent. If I were to downplay the details and information that he tells me it would not only be detrimental to our counselor-client relationship but also to Biko’s ultimate goals and growth as an individual.
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