Journal of Critical Issues in Educational Practice


diversity, multiculturalism, multicultural competency, counseling, counselor education


Many might say that that diversity in education has been achieved. In an interview, Dr. Mildred Henry discusses that challenges that she faced in becoming a counselor educator in higher education and suggests that more work in the area of diversity is needed. She comments on how she struggled to overcome obstacles and kept faith with her heart to have an impact on the community in San Bernardino. As a result, Dr. Henry developed the Pal Center. She then invited students in her multicultural and fieldwork classes to work with the Pal Center. In this way, she provided needed hands-on experience with the diverse population of San Bernardino in order to build multicultural competency among future counselors.

Author Statement

Dr. Daniel Stewart is a lecturer in counselor education at California State University, San Bernardino.