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.

A Short History of Colonization and Decolonization

A short history of colonization and decolonization

If we assume that a person who seeks out the help of a counselor is living a life caught in a web of cultural patterns, it is useful for us to pause and consider the historical trajectory that has given rise to those patterns, rather than assuming that the patterns began in the psyche of each individual. This is one of the chief contributions that a multicultural approach has to offer the practice of counseling. It helps counselors understand the lives of their clients as produced in a cultural context, rather than as isolated, singular, peculiar events.

The cultural patterns that have a shaping effect on the lives of individual people are not ...

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