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The Need for Cross-Cultural Counseling in Addiction Treatment

CAADAC

2018/Jan-Feb

ci_ccappThe new push for addiction counselors these days is to be client centered. This means a big push on compassion, collaboration, and especially meeting clients where they are, but what does that really mean? To meet clients where they are, should we have to understand their cultures? And if so, how do we do so?...
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