• 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 I: Essential Components of Cross-Cultural Counseling

Essential Components of Cross-Cultural Counseling
Essential Components of Cross-Cultural Counseling

A quick look at the table of contents of this text reveals that almost 80% of the chapters—the 20 chapters that make up Parts II through V—focus on specifically targeted perspectives and topics that are systematically spread across important clusters of interrelated chapters. Thus, the operative phrase that they share is specificity of function. All of these 20 chapters feature topics that can, if one desires, be read as unified independent presentations. For instance, if a counselor wishes to review key aspects of counseling Asian clients, or refugees, or issues pertaining to families, specific chapters can serve as informative packages in and of themselves. The operative phrase in Part I, in contrast, is foundational perspectives. ...

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