ERIC Number: ED403522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling Interracial Individuals and Families.
In spite of dramatic increases in the number of interracial persons in the United States over the past two decades, the counseling profession has given minimal attention to this population. This book introduces counselors to the needs and strengths of individuals and families with more than one racial heritage and suggests appropriate counseling interventions. Emphasis is place on counselor self-awareness of attitudes and behaviors toward the interracial population. The text familiarizes counselors with the challenges that interracial children, adolescents, and adults face in developing a racial/cultural/ethnic identity. Chapter 1 familiarizes readers with interracial persons, while chapter 2 underscores challenges that these individuals face in developing an identity. Chapter 3 provides general guidelines for counseling with interracial individuals and families. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 include a developmental focus for counseling interracial children, adolescents, and adults. Case studies are included here to illustrate counselor roles. In chapter 7, interracial family counseling issues are explored, along with counseling interventions appropriate for this population. The last chapter addresses challenges that counselors face in helping interracial individuals to move beyond the "other" status. The text also includes a list of books with interracial themes that can be used in work with children and adolescents. (RJM)
Descriptors: Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Client Relationship, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Ethnicity, Individual Differences, Minority Groups, Multiracial Persons, Sensitivity Training, Subcultures
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order #72625, $27.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.