Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Kathy M. Evans
Experienced counselors in three eastern states were surveyed about the incidence of racial issues presented by their White clients and were asked to complete the White Racial Identity Attitudes Scales (WRIAS) and to respond to a questionnaire about a White client presenting a racial issue. Nearly a quarter of the counselors responding to the survey reported having some clients raising racial issues as main issues in counseling, and 45% reported having some clients bringing up racial issues relevant to their counseling. Respondents generally did not have training to help White clients with racial issues, nor did many report having special strategies, information, or interventions they used in such situations. Counselors' patterns of response on the WRIAS were found to be related to their patterns of response on the Case Questionnaire, and the predictions of Helms's interaction model were partially supported.
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Ochs, Nancy G., "Racial issues in White dyads: An investigation of Helms's interaction model" (1992). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539618677.