• 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 IV: Counseling Individuals in Transitional, Traumatic, or Emergent Situations
All too often, cultural psychology proceeds from the unspoken assumption that culture is a monolithic, constant entity to which individuals need to adapt at a fixed point in time. The chapters in this section call that assumption into question by dealing with situations in which the apparently unbreakable bond between the person and culture is severed or loosened. International students, immigrants, and refugees leave their cultures behind and move to different cultures. In the case of survivors of natural and physical disasters, the seemingly solid link with culture is suddenly strained, weakened, or ruptured, and poor, homeless, and lower-class individuals are, to varying degrees, excluded or marginalized from their ...