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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.
Chapter 16: Multicultural Research on Counselor and Client Variables: A Relational Perspective
Multicultural Research on Counselor and Client Variables: A Relational Perspective
Multicultural counseling is a professional response to individuals from racial and cultural minority groups based on the assumptions that cultural heritage and norms influence the worldviews of clients and counselors; U.S. race/ethnic relations, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination account for substantial client stress; and the exploration of racial and cultural issues is relevant to treatment. Multicultural counseling is not just individual and group psychotherapy, as defined by mainstream counseling theories. It may include mentoring, tutoring, life skills coaching, empowering clients to retain their cultural identifications, providing information about U.S. life, guidance with adaptation and daily life skills, advocacy, and affirmation of biculturalism. Along ...