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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.

Implications of Social and Cultural Influences for Multicultural Competencies in Health Psychology
Implications of social and cultural influences for multicultural competencies in health psychology
Thomas V.MerluzziKrupaHegdeUniversity of Notre Dame

Few statistics are more dramatic than those that indicate differences in life expectancies of men compared to women or African Americans compared to Whites (see Table 27.1). Equally dramatic are the incidence and mortality rates for specific diseases as a function of gender or ethnicity (see Tables 27.2 and 27.3). The sex and gender differences have been accounted for by investigating a number of biological, sociocultural, and behavioral differences between men and women. The ethnic differences have been accounted for by a contextual analysis that includes many factors. Racism (Clark, Anderson, Clark, & Williams, 1999) and socioeconomic status ...

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