Title of Presentation Proposal

Predictors of Counselor Preference and Underutilization

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This review examines five studies that focus on how cultural, race-related constructs influence African American clients’ counselor racial preference. A deeper understanding of the relationship between cultural, race-related constructs and African American clients’ counselor racial preference will help the mental health profession decide on what further research is needed to find a solution to the problem of the reluctance of African Americans to utilize professional mental health services.

Start Date

4-13-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

4-13-2018 1:50 PM

Location

1st Floor

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Predictors of Counselor Preference and Underutilization

1st Floor

This review examines five studies that focus on how cultural, race-related constructs influence African American clients’ counselor racial preference. A deeper understanding of the relationship between cultural, race-related constructs and African American clients’ counselor racial preference will help the mental health profession decide on what further research is needed to find a solution to the problem of the reluctance of African Americans to utilize professional mental health services.