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.

Concepts and Theories

Concepts and Theories
Concepts and theories

The purpose of Part I is to help ground readers in the area of multicultural competencies. Certainly, readers can draw from a multitude of resources, but it was important for us to provide readers with, what we believe, are the most salient and important cornerstones to understanding multicultural competency. Building on the work of many scholars, the authors of the various chapters in this section concisely summarize as well as critique the practice of multicultural competency.

In this section, readers are provided with a summative history of multiculturalism along with themes and issues that have arisen and still arise in today's practice. In addition, this section addresses the many frameworks that we use to understand multicultural competency. Specifically, authors review and ...

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