Date of Award


Document Type

Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Eric Baltrinic


The highest standards of care for mental healthcare and psychotherapeutic services in the United States is of seminal focus by the national government, insurance agencies, educational institutions, healthcare systems, and greater communities. Included with the emphasis of the highest standards of care; the incorporation of the best practices labeled is the gold standard. However, in the context of the United States, best practices and their required research, are often exclusive diverse populations. This review of the literature and subsequent discussion delve into specific interventions implemented by the counseling field to address best practice inclusion with ethnic and cultural minorities guided by the question: What measures have been taken to promote inclusion of best practices for an increasingly diverse population?

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