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.


Education and counseling have enjoyed an enduring partnership. Recognizing this relationship, we believe that it is important for a book on multicultural competencies to give adequate attention to a variety of educational settings and educators. Although there are undoubtedly many more arenas we could include, we believe that this section provides a good foundation in the basic educational emphases. The goal of this section is to present an overview of critical issues related to the development of multicultural competencies for both educators and students at a range of levels and in a variety of educational settings.

This part is composed of six chapters. In Chapter 31, the author discusses the issues faced when addressing multicultural competence in an educational environment that stresses academic achievement. The ...

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