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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.

Teaching Multicultural Competence in the Counseling Curriculum
Teaching multicultural competence in the counseling curriculum
Luis A.VázquezEnedinaGarcía-VázquezNew Mexico State University

The psychology of multiculturalism, a sociopolitical phenomenon that refers to differences and similarities in the field of psychology, has received strong opposition from conservative psychologists and strong affirmation by liberal psychologists (Redding, 2001). Both parties have used the phenomenon against each other to defend their points of view. The true understanding of multicultural-ism is inclusive of diverse points of view, whether they are the same as or different from each other. Many authors in the area of multiculturalism are examining mainstream psychology through the view of those who have been omitted, the oppressed (Ponterotto, Casas, Suzuki, & Alexander, 2001). The oppressed constitute such populations as minorities; gay, lesbian, ...

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