Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



Asian, Asian American, COVID-19, racial discrimination, multicultural and social justice counseling competencies

Subject Area

Counseling, Mental Health Counseling


As COVID-19 exacerbates racial discrimination against Asian populations in the U.S., mental health concerns among Asians have increased accordingly. Thus, counselors are encouraged to provide culturally competent counseling for Asian clients who experience racial discrimination and its detrimental impacts. This article proposes recommendations for counselors to effectively serve Asian clients based on the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC) framework. Counselors can utilize the proposed considerations to alleviate mental health concerns among Asian clients.

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Counseling Commons



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