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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.

“Where no One Goes Begging”: Converging Gender, Sexuality, and Religious Diversity in Counseling
“Where no one goes begging”: Converging gender, sexuality, and religious diversity in counseling
Tracy L.Robinson
Sherry K.Watt

In each person's life, both visible and invisible identities exist. These identities are multiple and simultaneous, and they work in conjunction. Traditionally, the multicultural counseling literature has focused on three identity constructs—race, ethnicity, and culture—with the goal of enhancing the counseling process, particularly when the client and counselor are of different racial/cultural backgrounds. Although differences in and of themselves are not problematic, they can create conflict within racially dissimilar client-counselor dyads, leading to ineffective service delivery and undesirable counseling outcomes (Locke, 1998). This focus often was warranted given cross-racial differences in values, communication styles, sociopolitical histories in America, ...

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