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.


One of the goals for this book was to provide readers with a comprehensive tool for addressing multiple contexts within which multicultural competencies are relevant. This section is an example of one context that often does not receive its due attention. The majority of people who experience counseling will do so through a relationship with a counseling practitioner. In fact, the greatest diversity of people who come into contact with counseling will be with professionals practicing through agencies, schools, hospitals, and private practitioners. The goal of this section is to provide practitioners and educators with a resource to address the myriad issues that arise in the application of multicultural competence in counseling. We are pleased to present chapters focusing on a wide range of ...

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