The use of humor when counseling African American college students

Linwood G. Vereen, S. Kent Butler, Franklyn C. Williams, Jules A. Darg, Trae K E Downing

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Abstract

According to the literature, humor is a critical tool to enhance the counseling process because it can reduce stress, build rapport, and aid in the increase of the client's self-efficacy. In recent years, the critical nature of using humor appropriately from a cultural perspective has been explored. In this article, the authors further explore the cultural foundations, purpose, effectiveness, and implications of using humor when counseling African American college students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Volume84
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology

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Vereen, L. G., Kent Butler, S., Williams, F. C., Darg, J. A., & Downing, T. K. E. (2006). The use of humor when counseling African American college students. Journal of Counseling and Development, 84(1), 10-15.