Counseling Across Cultures

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Paul B. Pedersen, Walter J. Lonner, Juris G. Draguns, Joseph E. Trimble, Maria R. Scharron-del Rio
SAGE, Jan 13, 2015 - Psychology - 563 pages
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Offering a primary focus on North American cultural and ethnic diversity while addressing global questions and issues,Counseling Across Cultures, Seventh Edition, edited by Paul B. Pederson, Walter J. Lonner, Juris G. Draguns, Joseph E. Trimble, and María R. Scharrón-del Río, draws on the expertise of 48 invited contributors to examine the cultural context of accurate assessment and appropriate interventions in counseling diverse clients. The book's chapters highlight work with African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/as, American Indians, refugees, individuals in marginalized situations, international students, those with widely varying religious beliefs, and many others. Edited by pioneers in multicultural counseling, this volume articulates the positive contributions that can be achieved when multicultural awareness is incorporated into the training of counselors.

 

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It is a great resource for textbook for an undergraduate cross-cultural counseling course. It was an easy read, and as I got the big picture I began to skim the rest of it faster as I went. It has ... Read full review

Contents

LEARNING FROM OUR CULTURE TEACHERS
1
ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF CROSSCULTURAL COUNSELING
7
TOWARD EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH EMPATHY
13
COUNSELING ENCOUNTERS IN MULTICULTURAL CONTEXTS AN INTRODUCTION
31
ASSESSMENT OF PERSONS IN CROSSCULTURAL COUNSELING
51
MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING FOUNDATIONS A SYNTHESIS OF RESEARCH FINDINGS ON SELECTED TOPICS
75
ETHNOCULTURAL CONTEXTS AND CROSSCULTURAL COUNSELING
97
COUNSELING NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
101
COUNSELING INDIVIDUALS IN TRANSITIONAL TRAUMATIC OR EMERGENT SITUATIONS
297
COUNSELING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF CROSSCULTURAL TRANSITIONS
301
COUNSELING IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
323
COUNSELING SURVIVORS OF DISASTER
347
COUNSELING IN THE CONTEXT OF POVERTY
369
THE ECOLOGY OF ACCULTURATION IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELING ACROSS CULTURES
383
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING IN A SELECTION OF CULTUREMEDIATED HUMAN CONDITIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES
407
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY AND CULTURAL COMPETENCE
413

COUNSELING ASIAN AMERICANS CLIENT AND THERAPIST VARIABLES
121
COUNSELING PERSONS OF BLACK AFRICAN ANCESTRY
143
COUNSELING THE LATINOA FROM GUIDING THEORY TO PRACTICE ADELANTE
163
COUNSELING ARAB AND MUSLIM CLIENTS
185
COUNSELING ISSUES IN BROADLY DEFINED CULTURAL CATEGORIES
205
GENDER SEXISM HETEROSEXISM AND PRIVILEGE ACROSS CULTURES
209
COUNSELING THE MARGINALIZED
229
COUNSELING IN SCHOOLS ISSUES AND PRACTICE
247
REFLECTIVE CLINICAL PRACTICE WITH PEOPLE OF MARGINALIZED SEXUAL IDENTITIES
273
WELLBEING AND HEALTH
435
FAMILY COUNSELING AND THERAPY WITH DIVERSE ETHNOCULTURAL GROUPS
457
RELIGION SPIRITUALITY AND CULTUREORIENTED COUNSELING
477
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN CROSSCULTURAL COUNSELING
499
GROUP DYNAMICS IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD
523
INDEX
537
ABOUT THE EDITORS
549
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
551
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Paul Pedersen is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii and Professor Emeritus from Syracuse University. He has taught at the University of Minnesota, Syracuse University, University of Alabama at Birmingham and for six years at universities in Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was also on the Summer School Faculty at Harvard University, 1984-1988 and the University of Pittsburgh - Semester at Sea voyage around the world, Spring 1992. International experience, numerous consulting experiences in Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and Europe; and a Senior Fulbright award teaching at National Taiwan University 1999-2000. He has authored, co-authored or edited 40 books, 99 articles and 72 chapters on aspects of multicultural counseling and international communication. He is a Fellow in Divisions 9, 17, 45 and 52 of the American Psychological Association. For more information and a complete CV contact http//:soeweb.syr.edu/chs/Pedersen.

Walter J. Lonner, a dedicated cross-cultural psychologist, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Western Washington University. He is a charter member, past president, and Honorary Fellow of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP).  As either author or editor, Lonner has been involved with about forty books featuring various topics in psychology and culture, including the seminal six-volume Handbook of cross-cultural psychology (1980).    For 25 years he was co-editor (with John Berry) of the SAGE book series, Cross-Cultural Research and Methodology.  In 1969 Lonner co-founded the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at (then) Western Washington State College. He is Founding and Special Issues Editor of the flagship Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Founding Editor of IACCP’s Online Readings in Psychology and Culture.  He has had sabbatical leaves in Germany (as a Fulbright scholar), Mexico, and New Zealand (twice) and has participated in conferences in more than 30 countries and travelled in many others.  In 2014 he received the “Outstanding Contributions to International Psychology” award from Division 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.  Honoring his many contributions to the field for nearly 50 years, in 2005 IACCP inaugurated the biennial Distinguished Invited Lecturer Series in his name.

Juris G. Draguns was born in Latvia, completed primary schooling in his native country, graduated from high school in Germany, and obtained his undergraduate degree in the United States. His Ph.D. in clinical psychology is from the University of Rochester. In 1997 he retired from Pennsylvania State University as Professor Emeritus of Psychology. He has taught and lectured, in five languages, at the University of Mainz in Germany; Lund University in Sweden; East-West Center in Hawaii; Flinders University of South Australia; National Taiwan University in Taipei, University of the Americas-Puebla in Cholula, Mexico; and University of Latvia and Baltic Russian Institute, both in Riga. He continues to pursue his interests in cross-cultural research on psychotherapy and counseling and other topics. He is recipient of American Psychological Association’s Award for Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology and of an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Latvia and is President of Society for Cross-Cultural Research.

Joseph E. Trimble, PhD, a Distinguished University Professor and professor of psychology at Western Washington University, is a President’s Professor at the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has written over 140 publications on multicultural topics in psychology including 19 books. His excellence in teaching and research awards for his work in the field of multicultural psychology include: the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship in Professional Psychology; the Distinguished Elder Award from the National Multicultural Conference and Summit; the Henry Tomes Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Psychology; the International Lifetime Achievement Award for Multicultural and Diversity Counseling awarded by the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; the 2013 Francis J. Bonner, MD Award from the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and the 2013 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award.

María R. Scharrón-del Río is an associate professornbsp;andnbsp;the program coordinator of the School Counseling Program in the Department of School Psychology, Counseling, and Leadership (SPCL) at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY). She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, and completed her clinical internship at thenbsp;Harvard Medical School in Boston.nbsp;After moving to New York City, Scharrón-del Río worked as a child psychologist at the Washington Heights Family Health Center, a primary-care clinic that serves a predominantly Latino/a immigrant community. She is an active leader in GLARE (GLBTQ Advocacy in Research and Education) since joining the Brooklyn College faculty in 2006. Scharrón-del Río is committed to the development of multicultural competencies in counselors, psychologists, and educators using experiential andnbsp;affective educationalnbsp;approaches.nbsp; Her research, scholarship, and advocacy focuses on ethnic and cultural minority psychology and education, including multicultural competencies, LGBTQ issues, gender variance, mental health disparities, spirituality, resiliency, and well-being.nbsp;

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