First published in 1989 when the plight of children of alcoholics was initially brought to public attention, Working with Children of Alcoholics remains an essential tool for professionals that specifically addresses the needs of children growing up in alcoholic families. Expanding from the original highly successful handbook, the Second Edition incorporates the latest research, including Rubin's pivotal work on transcendent children, Robinson and Rhoden place alcoholism in a larger North American cultural context. They examine the effects of alcoholism in four essential family tasks: creating an identity, setting boundaries, providing for physical needs, and managing the family's emotional climate. Further,

Developing Your Career to Working with Multicultural and Diversity Clients

Developing your career to working with multicultural and diversity clients
RoyMoodley and Dina B.Lubin

While there has been a growing awareness of the importance of multicultural and diversity issues in counselling, psychology and psychotherapy since the 1960s (see, for example, Lago and Thompson, 1996; Moodley and Palmer, 2006; Palmer, 2002; Pedersen, 1999; Robinson, 2005; Sue and Sue, 1990; Vontress 1967, 1979), and many clinicians purport to practise it, very few are skilled at a level where they can feel comfortable enough to counsel clients in a multicultural and diversity context. Many therapists experience difficulties when faced with clients who are different to themselves in terms of the ‘big 5’ stigmatised identities (race, gender, sexual orientations, class and ...

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