ERIC Number: ED429246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Cultural Counseling: A Casebook.
Vontress, Clemmont E.; Johnson, Jake A.; Epp, Lawrence R.
This book is organized into two parts. Part 1 consists of three chapters in which the theoretical groundwork is laid for part 2. In the introduction, an existential based theory of culture is offered, the cross-cultural client is defined, and the format of the book is described. In chapter 1, several constructs that may affect cross-cultural counseling are discussed. In chapter 2, the existential basis of cross-cultural counseling is described. In part 2, ten case studies of culturally different clients are presented. In each case, the client is introduced, the client's history is presented, and three analyses are provided. The first one is from a conceptual perspective using recognized psychological and cultural concepts, the second is from an existential perspective, and the third is based on the diagnostic model presented in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. After the case analysis a brief discussion is provided so to enable the reader to understand the rationale for each analysis. Finally, each case presentation is followed by discussion questions that are provided to encourage students and other readers to consider the complex aspects of each case. Contains 141 references and an index. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Blindness, Case Studies, Child Abuse, Counseling, Homosexuality, Psychotherapy, Racial Discrimination, Substance Abuse, Violence
ACA Distribution Center, P.O. Box 531, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0531; Tel: 800-422-2648 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-604-0158 (Order #72686).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.