Connection through Cultural Humility: Reflections on Counseling in the Criminal Justice System

Keywords: cultural humility, addiction counseling, multicultural counseling, counseling women, criminal justice system


Cultural humility is an emerging construct in multicultural counseling literature. This paper summarizes the authors’ experiences of cultural humility while leading groups for women in the criminal justice system, where the authors learned the value of the cultural humility framework. Ultimately, the authors demonstrate how cultural humility can lead to empowering and mutually beneficial counselor-client relationships across differences in power and privilege.

Cultural Humility in Education and Practice