Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-19
  • Publisher: Routledge

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In an era of globalization characterized by widespread migration and cultural contacts, psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals face a unique challenge: how does one practice successfully when working with clients from so many different backgrounds? Gielen, Draguns, and Fish argue that an understanding of the general principles of multicultural counseling is of great importance to all practitioners. The lack of this knowledge can have several negative consequences during therapy, including differences in expectations between counselor and client, misdiagnosis of the client's concerns, missed non-verbal cues, and the client feeling that she has been misunderstood. This volume focuses on the general nature of cultural influences in counseling rather than on counseling specific ethnic groups. Counseling practices from all over the world, not just those of Western society, are explored. Bringing together the work of a diverse group of international experts, the editors have compiled a volume that is not only concise and teachable, but also an essential guidebook for all mental health professionals. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Series Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy An Introductionp. 1
Conceptual Foundations and Ethical Considerations
The Role of Culture in Illness Interpretation and Therapyp. 37
Theoretical Issues, Principles, and Themes Relevant to Multicultural Counseling and Therapyp. 71
A Multicultural Counselor's Guide to Racep. 93
Healing the Body and Mind An Overview of Biopsychosocial Foundations and Applicationsp. 115
Professional Ethics in Multicultural and International Contextp. 135
Models of Multicultural Counseling
Functional Approaches to Evidence-Based Practice in Multicultural Counseling and Therapyp. 169
Multiculturalism and School Counseling Creating Culturally Relevant Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Programsp. 199
Group Therapy With Mexican American and Mexican Adolescents Focus on Culturep. 231
The Practice of Multicultural Counseling
A Clash of Cultures A Case Studyp. 255
The Practice of Counseling in Kuwait An Interview With Jasem M. A. Al-Khawajahp. 277
A Clinical Toolbox for Cross-Cultural Counseling and Trainingp. 295
Rethinking Counseling in Refugee Work Post-Traumatic What?p. 331
Psychological Healing and Counseling: Indigenous, Western, or Both?
Interventions by Traditional Healers Their Impact and Relevance Within Their Cultures and Beyondp. 353
Deepening Listening The Marriage of Buddha and Freudp. 373
Academic Findings and Resources for Multicultural Counseling
What Have We Learned About the Interplay of Culture With Counseling and Psychotherapy?p. 393
Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy A Selective Bibliographyp. 419
About the Editorsp. 433
About the Contributorsp. 435
Author Indexp. 441
Subject Indexp. 451
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