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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for ...

Cross-Cultural Counseling: Developing Culture-Centered Interactions
Cross-cultural counseling: Developing culture-centered interactions

Cross-cultural counseling is any broadly defined psychological helping relationship in formal or informal settings where the provider assesses, understands, and/or evaluates a client's behavior in that client's cultural context where those behaviors were learned and displayed. Because all behavior is learned and displayed in a cultural context—and if culture is defined broadly to include demographic, status, and affiliation as well as ethnographic variables—then all counseling can be described as cross-cultural.

If culture is made central to counseling, then behavior can be measured more accurately, personal identity becomes more clear, the consequences of problems are better understood, and situations become more meaningful in their cultural contexts. Culture-centered interventions depend on an inclusive definition of culture and a broad ...

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