Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice

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John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2011 - Psychology - 576 pages
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Completely updated, the most widely used and critically acclaimed text on multicultural counseling, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition offers students and professionals essential and thought-provoking material on the theory, research, and practice of multicultural counseling.

Authors Derald Wing Sue and David Sue—pioneers in this field—define and analyze the meaning of diversity and multiculturalism and include coverage of racial/ethnic minority groups as well as multiracial individuals, women, gays and lesbians, the elderly, and those with disabilities. The Fifth Edition of this classic resource introduces new research and concepts, discusses future directions in the field, and includes updated references.

New and important highlights include:

  • Opening personal narratives in Chapter 1 that present poignant journeys in cultural competence
  • Cutting-edge material related to the most recent research, theoretical formulations, and practice implications
  • Discussion of unconscious and subtle manifestations of racial, gender, and sexual orientation bias and discriminationknown as microaggressions
  • Coverage of social justice counseling
  • Content on minority group therapists
  • Attention to counseling and special circumstances involving racial/ethnic populations
With its unique conceptual framework for multicultural therapy, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition remains the best source of real-world counseling preparation for students as well as the most enlightened, influential guide for professionals.
  

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Well...I like the IDEA of this book. However, I felt that it was too repetitive (repeating the same thing multiple times in a chapter). This book was thought-provoking and helped me to understand my ... Read full review

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I found myself teaching a cultural competence class for new therapists in the field of providing therapy to diverse clients. I found the book organized well and easy to follow. It was a good book for ... Read full review

Contents

Part II
3
Chapter
5
My Personal and Professional Journey as a Person
16
Chapter 2
29
Relevance of Research
33
Individual and Universal Biases in Psychology and Mental Health
40
Multidimensional Model of Cultural Competence in Counseling
48
The Politics of Counseling and Psychotherapy
55
A Descriptive Model
276
Social Justice Dimensions in CounselingTherapy
285
Locus of Control
294
Locus of Responsibility
296
Systemic Change Macro Level
309
Ethnic Minority and Majority Therapist Perspectives
326
Part VII
329
Implications for Clinical Practice
341

The Education and Training of Mental Health Professionals
64
Counseling and Mental Health Literature
71
Trust and Mistrust
79
Credibility and Attractiveness in Multicultural Counseling
93
Implications for Clinical Practice
102
Implications for Clinical Practice
124
The Practice Dimensions of Multicultural CounselingTherapy
131
Characteristics of CounselingTherapy
137
Insight
143
Language Barriers
151
Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies
157
Sociopolitical Facets of Nonverbal Communication
169
Counseling and Therapy as Communication Style
176
Multicultural Family Counseling and Therapy
183
Family Systems Counseling and Therapy
189
A Conceptual Model
196
Implications for Clinical Practice
205
Nightmare Deaths and
211
Spirituality in Life and the Cosmos 225 Implications for Clinical Practice
228
RacialCultural Identity Development Models
235
Therapeutic Implications of the RCID Model
252
Therapeutic Implications
259
Models of White Racial Identity Development
265
The American Indian and the Alaskan Native
347
Implications for Clinical Practice
356
Chapter 16
359
Acculturation Conflicts between Parents and Children
368
Chapter 17
375
Implications for Clinical Practice
387
Chapter 18
389
Counseling and Special Circumstances Involving
405
Counseling Jewish Americans
415
Chapter 21
423
Implications for Clinical Practice
429
Implications for Clinical Practice
438
SameSex Relationships Are Not Signs of Mental Disorders
445
Implications for Clinical Practice
453
Chapter 24
455
Implications for Clinical Practice
466
Feminist Identity Theory
477
The Americans with Disabilities Act
485
Counseling Issues with Individuals with Disabilities
490
Implications for Clinical Practice
496
Author Index
539
Subject Index
546
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About the author (2011)

Derald Wing Sue, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, New York, and he also holds a joint appointment with the Columbia University School of Social Work. He is one of the most cited multicultural scholars in the United States.

David Sue, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and an associate at the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He has served as the director of the Psychology Counseling Clinic and was the chairperson of the Mental Health Counseling Program for twelve years.

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