ERIC Number: ED408528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling for Prejudice Prevention and Reduction.
Sandhu, Daya Singh; Aspy, Cheryl Blalock
Prejudice has been defined as thinking ill of others without sufficient warrant. Ways in which counselors can reduce prejudice in their clients, and methods for addressing client problems that are related to prejudice are the focus of this book. The text draws on an extensive body of literature examining rehabilitation efforts that ease the effects of prejudice in an effort to fill the need for focused treatment on the reduction of prejudice. Due to the many counseling points of view from which to perceive prejudice, the topic is explored from nine counseling orientations which seem representative of research efforts: (1) Adlerian; (2) psychoanalytic; (3) existential; (4) gestalt; (5) human resource development; (6) invitational; (7) person centered; (8) behavioral; and (9) trait and factor. Each discussion presents the definition, assumptions, assessment procedures, goals, and therapy procedures for counseling. Additionally, each chapter which deals with a specific orientation closes with a case study that illustrates how a counselor using that approach might work with a client presenting prejudice-related problems. Examples of representative therapeutic dialogues for each model are also provided. Practical approaches are emphasized, and include the presentation of a new model of prejudice prevention and reduction, case illustrations, and 15 instruments for measuring various forms of prejudice. Contains approximately 540 references, a glossary, an annotated bibliography, and an index. (RJM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Blacks, Case Studies, Cognitive Restructuring, Counseling Techniques, Existentialism, Higher Education, Homophobia, Prevention, Racial Bias, Sex Bias
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72634).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.