A dynamic exploration of advancing multicultural competence

Offering a fresh theoretical perspective and packed with powerful strategies, New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling clarifies the complexity of culture in our increasingly globalized society. Counselors will find practice-based strategies to help them progress in their clinical practice and gain cultural competence.

Key Features and Benefits

Presents a social constructionism perspective – a progressive perspective that has emerged within a postmodern paradigm; Addresses difficult contemporary human problems with sophisticated and robust conceptual tools, providing readers with a new language to discuss complex counseling and communication problems across cultures; Offers innovative ideas and solutions to address common culturally challenges such as racism, personal suffering and stuck situations; Inspires creativity and undermines judgment, blame, and shame by reconceptualizing theories of culture, giving readers a better handle on the complexity of lived experience

Intended Audience

A core text for Multicultural Counseling, this book is also an ideal supplement to more general upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, counseling, and social work. Practitioners will also find the unique perspective and practice-based tools invaluable.

The Globalization of Identity

The globalization of identity

The era of globalization has arrived, and with it come new directions in cultural politics (Eko, 2003). It is now impossible to talk about how identities are formed in the modern world without taking account of the ways in which globalization slices through the middle of traditional cultural identifications. Like it or not, globalization produces common habits, shared cultural norms, and common knowledge systems across diverse cultural populations. These emerging global cultural trends are promulgated by transnational media, mass travel and migration, and technological change. In order to better understand the intimate and personal issues going on in our clients' lives and to be better equipped as counselors, therapists, and psychologists to address clients' concerns, it is helpful ...

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