ERIC Number: ED431997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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An Introduction to Multicultural Counseling.
Lee, Wanda M. L.
When client and counselor are from different cultural backgrounds, they tend to view things from disparate perspectives. Though a background in multiculturalism is required for program accreditation, most existing texts limit coverage to ethnicity, without the emphasis of broad concepts such as discrimination and acculturation, or coverage of gender, sexual orientation, or aging issues. This textbook is a primer designed to teach counseling students how to effectively deal with such discrepancies. It provides a complete introductory framework and addresses topics such as: the past, present, and future of multicultural counseling; understanding differences; assessment issues; cultural transition; cultural identity development; developing counseling competencies; and ethnic and cultural minority groups. This book can be used by upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying human services, psychology, counseling, and ethnic studies. It also serves as a practical guide for providers of continuing education workshops for counselors, psychologists, teachers, and social workers. Appendix A is "Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations." Appendix B is "Proposed Cross-Cultural Competencies and Objectives. (Contains 610 references and an index.) (MKA)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Asian Americans, Blacks, Competence, Counselor Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Disabilities, Females, Higher Education, Homosexuality, Males, Minority Groups, Older Adults, Pacific Islanders, Sex Differences, Whites
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