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ERIC Number: ED592555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 320
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-55620-369-5
Multicultural Issues in Counseling: New Approaches to Diversity. Fifth Edition
Lee, Courtland C., Ed.
American Counseling Association
With an emphasis on direct application to practice, this graduate-level text offers strategies for working with diverse client groups in a variety of settings. Introductory chapters build a foundation for cross-cultural counseling with discussions on current theory, the ongoing pursuit of multicultural competence, and the complexities of intersecting identities. Next, 15 chapters designed to help counselors develop their knowledge about and skills with the following populations are presented: (1) African Americans; (2) American Indians; (3) Arab Americans; (4) Asian and Pacific Islanders; (5) Economically disadvantaged clients; (6) Immigrants; (7) Latinx; (8) LGBTQ clients; (9) Men; (10) Military personnel; (11) Multiracial individuals; (12) Older adults; (13) People with disabilities; (14) White people of European descent; and (15) Women. Detailed case studies in this section illustrate real-world perspectives on assessment and treatment for an increased understanding of culturally responsive counseling. The final section of the book focuses on ethics and social justice issues. The book is divided into three parts. Part I, Introduction, contains the following chapters: (1) Multicultural Competency: A Conceptual Framework for Counseling Across Cultures (Courtland C. Lee); (2) The Cross-Cultural Encounter: Meeting the Challenge of Culturally Competent Counseling (Courtland C. Lee); and (3) Intersectionality: Understanding the Complexity of Identity in Counseling Across Cultures (Courtland C. Lee and Shainna Ali). Part II, Direction for Culturally Competent Counseling, contains the following chapters: (4) Counseling First Americans (Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman); (5) Counseling People of the African Diaspora in the United States (Carla Adkison-Johnson and Phillip Johnson); (6) Counseling Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (DoHee Kim-Appel and Jonathan Appel); (7) Counseling Latinx (Verna Oliva Flemming); (8) Counseling Arab Americans (Sepideh S. Soheilian and Shantoyia Jones); (9) Counseling Whites of European Descent (Krista M. Malott); (10) Counseling Members of the Multiracial Population (Henry L. Harris); (11) Issues in Counseling Men (Matthew L. Lyons); (12) Issues in Counseling Women (Kathy M. Evans and S. Todd Bolin); (13) Issues in Counseling Older Persons (Laura R. Shannonhouse, Mary Chase Breedlove Mize, and Amanda D. Rumsey); (14) Affirmative Counseling With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex Clients (Michael M. Kocet); (15) Counseling Individuals With Physical, Cognitive, and Psychiatric Disabilities (Julie Smart); (16) Counseling and the Culture of Economic Disadvantage (Donna M. Gibson); (17) Counseling Recent Immigrants (Oksana Yakushko and Eva Blodgett); and (18) Counseling Military Clients: Multicultural Competence, Challenges, and Opportunities (Duncan Shields, Marvin Westwood, and David Kuhl). Part III, Professional and Personal Issues in Counseling Across Cultures, contains the following chapters: (19) Ethical Issues in Multicultural Counseling (Barbara J. Herlihy and Everett Painter); and (20) The Culturally Competent Counselor as an Agent of Social Justice (Courtland C. Lee and Elina Zalkalne).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A