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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 ...

On Teaching Multiculturalism: History, Models, and Content
On teaching multiculturalism: History, models, and content

Why is it important to teach issues of multiculturalism to graduate students in the mental health field? Models of intervention were developed to be general models, so shouldn't these models apply to diverse populations a therapist will encounter? Isn't a good therapist simply a good therapist, and shouldn't this good therapist do well across diverse populations? If a therapist does not know how to treat those from diverse populations, why not just keep assigning that therapist diverse clients until that therapist gets it right?

For those of us who teach multicultural courses or present multicultural material at conferences, the above questions are familiar. They seem to reveal at least three stances of students ...

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