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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.

Walking a Tightrope: Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Multicultural Counseling Courses
Walking a tightrope: Strategies for teaching undergraduate multicultural counseling courses
Alvin N.AlvarezSan Francisco State UniversityMarie L.MivilleTeachers College, Columbia University

From the student eager to learn exactly how to deal with her roommate, to the student who eyes the instructor warily and wonders how his community will be portrayed, and to the student who is fearful that this will be yet another forum for blaming him as the source of oppression, the challenges of teaching an undergraduate multicultural counseling course are clear. Indeed, with all eyes on the instructor, teaching a course on such emotionally charged topics is akin to walking an academic version of a tightrope. In maintaining this delicate pedagogical balance, instructors must negotiate both the ...

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