• The book is edited by pioneers in the field who helped found the multicultural movement in the 1980s. • A useful five-part, 24-chapter format provides balanced coverage. • Broad coverage explores a wide range of topics, from spirituality in counseling across cultures to culturally appropriate counseling interventions with diverse client populations. • Critical Incidents (expanded cases) offer students the opportunity to analyze and think critically about a variety of cultural situations.
Introduction Learning From Our “Culture Teachers”
This seventh edition of Counseling Across Cultures is largely guided by the fundamental premise that it shares with most books at the interface of social realities and psychological principles: All behaviors and thoughts are learned in specific cultural contexts. If you can accept that simple premise you are ready to tackle one that is much more complex: While people are much more similar than they are different, the differences are fascinating and sometimes difficult to understand without considerable exposure to and interaction with people from different cultures and ethnic groups.
How do these similarities and, especially, differences come about? Paul Pedersen has used a colorful ...