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.

On the Horizon: Next Steps in Multicultural Counseling

On the horizon: Next steps in multicultural counseling

In this final chapter, we consider a vision for the future of multicultural counseling that we would like to see happen. We shall outline what kind of social world we might create and how counseling can contribute to it. In this chapter, we may become a little more provocative than we have been in previous chapters. You need not always agree with us. We are, after all, attempting to scan the horizon, and we can easily misread what is there. Others may see different possibilities from whatever vision their particular vantage point affords.

We start from the assumption that clinical practices for the counseling and psychology fields have been dominated by ...

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