• 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 II: Ethnocultural Contexts and Cross-Cultural Counseling
The focus of the five chapters in Part II is an acknowledgment of the substantial contributions to the multicultural perspective made by Arabs and Muslims, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, the ethnocultural groups featured in this section. Most of the early and contemporary writings in the field of multiculturalism have approached ethnicity from the perspective that the persons who make up these groups are members of ethnocultural minority groups. The very term minority, however, has become divisive and contentious because of the implicit stigma sometimes associated with it and the fact that these groups are increasing in size; together, their population will soon exceed that of what was once considered the majority ...