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.

Social Class, Poverty, and the American Dream

Social class, poverty, and the american dream

Social class and socioeconomic status are fundamental variables that shape and influence the way life is lived. Class, wealth, and poverty systematically structure our communities, organize where we live, affect our quality of life, constrain or invigorate our aspirations and dreams, impact the quality of our education, channel our access to health care, and orchestrate virtually every other aspect of our lives. Social class membership translates into privilege for some and disadvantage for others. It opens or closes the doors of opportunity in life. Since most people agree that social class position is in no way biologically natural, it has to be considered an aspect of the cultural forces that constitute people's ...

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