This book is designed to serve as a core text for advanced and graduate students and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research related to its topic as well as providing suggestions for practice for psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups based on the review. Major topics in the field of groups are included: history, best practices, settings, groups across the lifespan, special topics, multicultural groups, as well as critical issues and emerging themes in group counseling and psychotherapy. Key features include: • Integration of current research and practice • Includes psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups for all topics New to this edition: 2-3 new chapters on cutting edge themes Thoroughly updated research more pedagogical elements (discussion questions, activities, resources, case examples, key terms, etc.) Reorganization based on reviews Test bank and powerpoints.
Chapter 15: Understanding Racial/Cultural Identity Development Theories to Promote Effective Multicultural Group Counseling
Understanding Racial/Cultural Identity Development Theories to Promote Effective Multicultural Group Counseling
The United States is undergoing an unprecedented transformation in its demographic makeup (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010), shifting from a historically White, western-European, English-speaking majority to a diverse mix of non-White, non-western European, and non-English-speaking persons. This demographic transformation demands mental health practitioners to acquire new competencies to work effectively, respectfully, and ethically with persons from diverse racial/cultural groups (Lewis, Lewis, Daniels, & D'Andrea, 2011).
The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and the Association for Specialists in Group Work have led the counseling field by developing Multicultural Counseling Competencies (Sue, Arredondo, & McDavis, 1992) and Multicultural and Social Justice Competence Principles for Group ...