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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.

Defining and Responding to Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Defining and responding to racial and ethnic diversity
Courtland C.Lee

The constructs of race and ethnicity have been mainstays in the counseling literature for the past 30 years. Ever since Clemmont Vontress's landmark article, “Counseling Blacks,” in the Personnel and Guidance Journal in 1970, where he contended that Blacks have developed unique environmental perceptions, values, and attitudes, making it difficult for counselors to establish and maintain rapport, the counseling profession has been on notice that sensitivity to issues of racial and ethnic diversity must be factored in as an important variable in counseling theory, practice, and research (Vontress, 1970). Significantly, the discipline of multicultural counseling that has emerged over the past two decades rests on a foundation of ideas ...

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