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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.

Multicultural Counseling Competence: History, Themes, and Issues
Multicultural counseling competence: History, themes, and issues
Charles R.Ridley
Amy J.KleinerIndiana University

Multicultural counseling competence (MCC) has emerged as one of the most important and widely discussed topics in the helping and human service professions. Applied psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, health care, and education are among the many professions that acknowledge its importance. Although each of these specialties has contributed to the conversation, the most significant contributions have come from counseling psychology. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the history, themes, and issues involved in multicultural counseling competence.

The chapter is organized into three major sections. First, we discuss the historical development of MCC. Second, we pinpoint and describe major themes pertaining to the construct. Third, we discuss some ...

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