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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 Competencies in Managed Health Care
Multicultural competencies in managed health care
JeanLau ChinAlliant International University

The push for multicultural competencies arose out of ethnic and racial awareness during the early 1970s in response to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It made the integration of culture in clinical practice a matter of ethical practice and expanded cultural awareness and cultural knowledge in clinical practice toward skill-based, culture-centered clinical practice. Most important, it moved the discussion of cultural sensitivity to one of skills (i.e., the competencies providers must have to work cross-culturally and with diverse racial/ethnic populations). With multicultural competencies, we recognize that cultural considerations influence all levels of the client-provider encounter, including the communication process, health care practices and beliefs, treatment efficacy, utilization, ...

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