• 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.
Part III: Counseling Issues in Broadly Defined Cultural Categories
Major shifts have occurred in the United States and around the world within the past decade that relate to the four chapters in this section. The global economic recession has adversely affected most countries, and the United States is experiencing a widening income gap that is increasing the number of people displaced to the margins. Tensions around immigration have increased globally as well, as many people are leaving their countries of origin to seek employment and other opportunities. The landscape of U.S. demographics has been significantly affected by these trends: By 2050, it is projected that Whites will no longer be a numerical racial majority in the United States, and the ...