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Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is the first book to offer the theoretical background, practical knowledge, and training strategies needed to achieve multicultural competence. Focusing on a wide range of professional settings, editors Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L.K. Coleman, William Ming Liu, and Rebecca L. Toporek provide a compendium of the latest research related to multicultural competency and the hands-on framework to develop specialized multicultural practices. An indispensable resource for psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and teachers, Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is also an ideal supplementary text for students in counseling and clinical practice courses.


Research is probably the facet in multicultural competency that helps establish our credibility in the eyes of people outside the field of multicultural competency and allows us to further our scientific, professional, and political goals. Although legitimacy is not the goal of multicultural research, it is one of the many important by-products of our efforts. Similarly, it is through research that we better understand our environment, ourselves, and our community and how our actions and behaviors create change.

This part is composed of four chapters. The first chapter (Chapter 15) examines a vital and salient issue that professionals and trainees alike are debating: the relevance of developing a culturally relevant, empirically supported treatment. Speedier treatments and the call for measurable outcomes for treatments and interventions ...

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