ERIC Number: ED400486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural and Diversity Issues in Counseling.
Pedersen, Paul B., Ed.; Locke, Don C., Ed.
Counseling has been culturally diversified for a long time, but only in recent years have counselors become aware of their clients' cultural diversity. This collection of articles addresses a growing need for specific information on multicultural concerns in counseling. The emphasis here is on the importance of the client and client's special viewpoint in the clinical setting. The first section provides details on ethnographic cultures. Some of the populations examined here include African American women, American Indian and Alaskan Natives, old order Amish, Southern Appalachians, Chamorros, Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, native Hawaiians, Hispanics, Japanese Americans, college students from Taiwan, and white racists. Part two broadens its look at cultural perspectives with an overview of demographics, status, and affiliation cultures. Covered in this section are suggestions on counseling such groups as athletes, people with traumatic brain injury, Buddhists, HIV-infected clients, rural clients, and children from diverse backgrounds. Also included in this part is information concerning culture, diversity, and disability; economic status and mental health; homelessness; refugee mental health; social class as a basis for intervention; and spiritual/religious dimensions of counseling. Each article begins with an overview and concludes with a list of references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselors, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Ethnicity, Minority Groups, Psychological Services, Psychotherapy
ERIC/CASS Publications, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27412-5001.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.