Cultural Diversity A Primer for the Human Services

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-09
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Author Jerry Diller's practical book offers students a balance of clinical and theoretical information, focusing on effective methods of providing cross-cultural services. The book covers the general principles of cultural diversity, the process of cross-cultural service delivery, and cultural information on specific client populations.

Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services builds a general understanding of what cultural diversity is and why it is important, helping the reader to better understand their own prejudices so that they can be more effective counselors when working with clients of different cultures.

Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services provides the tools you need to become a successful and effective counselor. This innovative text covers a variety of topics, ranging from the general principles of cultural diversity to how to work with clients from various cultures. It's the perfect text to prepare you for a successful career in counseling.

The text provides case studies to help students learn how to effectively deliver cross-cultural counseling services. The text features self-awareness questions to help students become more aware of what racism is, as well as how to become aware of and alter negative racial attitudes, helping them to be more effective when working with diverse clients.

Table of Contents

What it Means to be Culturally Competent
Understanding Racism, Prejudice, and White Privilege
Understanding Culture and Cultural Differences
Bias in Service Delivery
Working with Diverse Children, Parents, and Families
Mental Health Issues
Addressing Ethnic Conflict, Genocide, and Mass Violence
Working with Culturally Diverse Clients
Working with Latino/a Clients: An Interview with Roberto Almanzan
Working with Native American Clients: An Interview with Jack Lawson
Working with African American Clients: An Interview with Veronique Thompson
Working with Asian American Clients: An Interview with Dan Hocoy
Working with Arab and Muslim American Clients: An Interview with Marwan Dwairy
Working with White Ethnic Clients: An Interview with the Author
Some Closing Thoughts
Case of Elena
Case of Theo
Selected Bibliography on Diversity
Ablism and Disability
Sexual Orientation: Gay, Lesbians
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