The Invisible Client: Ramifications of Neglecting the Impact of Race and Culture in Professional Counseling
Overlooking critical aspects of a client such as race, culture, and perception of societal treatment is harmful and emotionally devastating to clients of color (Butler & Shillingford-Butler, 2014). For Black clients specifically, this type of treatment can lead to feelings of invisibility and isolation, resulting in what Ellison (1947/1990) defined as “The Invisible Man.” This article examines this idea of invisibility in the Black client and proposes suggestions and framework for counselors working with this population.
Brooks, Michael, "The Invisible Client: Ramifications of Neglecting the Impact of Race and Culture in Professional Counseling" (2016). Faculty Publications. 170.
American Counseling Association