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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 ...

Reducing Prejudice and Racism Through Counselor Training as a Primary Prevention Strategy
Reducing prejudice and racism through counselor training as a primary prevention strategy

Reducing prejudice and racism is too often perceived as a secondary or tertiary prevention strategy, in reaction to events that have already occurred. This chapter will describe the reduction of prejudice and racism through three counselor training approaches as a “primary” prevention strategy. Inaccurate attributions that result from prejudice and/or racism translate into defensive disengagement by counselors and their clients, each trying to protect the truth as he or she perceives it. By preventing mental health providers from making inaccurate assumptions about other cultures in the first place, multicultural counselor training can protect both the providers and consumers from misattributions. Ponterotto and ...

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