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 Production and Reproduction of Culture in School Counseling

The production and reproduction of culture in school counseling

Schools are small communities. To some degree, they mirror the larger communities in which they exist. Therefore, we might expect them to manifest the cultural relations of the world around them. Schools are also places where young people spend a large amount of time. There is no other social institution in which people are compulsorily kept for such large proportions of their daily lives. The cultural groups that make up a residential community are thrown together in close proximity in the population of a public school (although those who attend private schools often do not get the same experience of cultural heterogeneity). For this reason, counselors who work ...

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