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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 Career Counseling
Multicultural competencies in career counseling
Byron K.HargroveMaureen G.CreaghDeborah B.KellySeton Hall University

Career counseling must take place within a cultural context, helping clients set goals that are appropriate from their worldview (rather than the counselor's worldview) and using culturally appropriate techniques to best serve all clients. For their part, career counselors are willing to provide appropriate services but are often at a loss to learn how to be more culturally responsive to their clients.

—Swanson and Fouad (1995, p. 172)

The need for the career counseling profession to proactively address multicultural and diversity issues in America's workforce has increased dramatically over the past decade. Numerous scholars have forecasted a number of future human resource changes that will inevitably force career counseling professionals to increasingly consider ...

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