The Case of Wendy
After viewing The Case of Wendy and reading the concepts presented in the Sue textbook on microaggressions, prepare a posting that addresses the following: Review Lisa’s (the counselor’s) interactions with Wendy and her supervisor. Identify at least two interactions that could be considered microaggressions. Now imagine you are Lisa; how would you approach Wendy’s concerns about working in a system dominated by mainstream values and ideals? Discuss your experiences with respect to a time when you experienced a microaggression related to your skin color, gender, or social class, or a time when you have caught yourself as the aggressor with a person of color, a woman, or a person of a lower social class. How did you handle it at the time? How would you handle it now if a microaggression occurs in a counseling relationship?