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.

Models of Community

Models of community

Communities, cities, nations, and international bodies must all find a way to respond to cultural diversity. To do so, they must fashion some model of a community in which relations between cultural groups are structured. They must have some image in mind of how cultural relations might look; some sense of ideal community, within which social groups are subsumed. Such an ideal community may not even exist in the present as much as it represents a project to work toward. At the very least, communities will develop a social formula as a basis for including immigrant newcomers, recognizing indigenous populations, and providing social inclusion for former slave populations. In this chapter, we shall map out some possible models of community ...

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