What it means and how it applies to counseling at ATP
Intersectionality is a term that was coined by Kimberle Crenshaw in the mid-1990’s. Originally, the term was related to equity and understanding in the legal field, focusing specifically the on intersection of race and gender for women of color. Since then, the theory of intersectionality has been embraced in the counseling field as a driving force for multicultural treatment. In it’s simplest form, intersectionality means that no one of the domains of self and identities that an individual has as a unique person (e.g. race, gender, ethnicity, spirituality, ability, age, sexuality, etc) exists separately or apart from the others.
At Along the Path, we try to avoid making assumptions and will work with you to understand your unique story and sense of self.