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A landmark publication, The Handbook of Counseling defines the field of counselling - how it has developed, the current state of the discipline and profession, and where this dynamic field is going. Edited and with chapters contributed by the leaders in counselling education and research, including several past-presidents of the American Counselling Association, this Handbook is comprehensive in its scope.

Multicultural Counselor Education: Historical Perspectives and Future Directions
Multicultural counselor education: Historical perspectives and future directions
Mark S.Kiselica
Mary LouRamsey

Over the past 30 years, the education of counselors has been greatly influenced by the widespread belief that counselor trainees must examine their cultural heritage, values, and biases and learn about culturally diverse peoples to become competent at counseling clients who are culturally different. As evidence of this influence, the number of courses on multicultural counseling and diversity appreciation offered in graduate programs in counseling increased significantly during the 1980s (Ponterotto & Casas, 1991) and continued to grow during the 1990s (Ponterotto, 1997).

The growing emphasis on multicultural counseling training (MCT) represents a radical transformation of attitudes about the role of culture and diversity in understanding and helping clients ...

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