Is the therapeutic process more effective if the client and and the helping professional are from the ethnic/cultural group?

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This is a contribution to the book

de Anda, D. (Ed.), Controversial Issues in Multiculturalism

About the book:

This new addition to the Controversial Issues series focuses on issues facing those who practice with multicultural populations. These debate-style essays feature issues such as whether programs and services in social work should be culture-specific to better meet clients' needs, whether professional social workers should support affirmative action as a means of securing equity for their clients, and whether the therapy process can be effective when the helping professional and the client are of different ethnic groups. For professionals working in the field of social work.