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.

The Future of Multicultural Counseling Competence

The Future of Multicultural Counseling Competence

The future of multicultural counseling competence
Donald R.AtkinsonTaniaIsraelUniversity of California at Santa Barbara

The multicultural counseling competence (MCC) movement–that is, the movement to identify and propagate counseling competencies that enhance counseling process and outcome with diverse clients–is currently riding a groundswell of popularity in the mental health professions. This has not always been the case; in the past three decades, the MCC movement has moved from the fringes to the mainstream of professional counseling and psychology. By some measures of accomplishment, the movement is one of the great success stories in contemporary professional psychology. In other respects, however, the movement has made little progress, particularly in the area of research on the competencies themselves. This chapter reviews the history of the ...

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