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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.

Facing the Changing Demographic Structure of Our Society
Facing the changing demographic structure of our society

Despite the far-reaching impact that the multicultural movement is having on the field, it is important to note that most of the criticisms and suggestions that multicultural advocates have made regarding the importance of promoting cultural sensitivity and competence in the profession are based on data that were generated from population studies conducted during the 1980s and early 1990s (Atkinson, Morten, & Sue, 1993; Locke, 1992; Sue & Sue, 1990). Because these data are a decade old, it could reasonably be argued that the demographic changes that were predicted to occur in the United States might not match the actual modifications that have taken place in the makeup of this ...

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