Counseling Across Cultures / Edition 6

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The Sixth Edition of Counseling Across Cultures contains various perspectives on counseling individuals from a substantial number of diverse cultural contexts. The contributors examine the cultural context of accurate assessment and appropriate interventions in counseling, highlighting work with groups including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, refugees, and international students. In addressing these wide-ranging issues, this volume articulates the positive contributions that can be realized when multicultural awareness is incorporated into the training of counselors.

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Editorial Reviews

Gerald Corey
"Counseling Across Cultures is a book that students and professors will want to read as a way of getting updated on basic issues in multicultural counseling and a wide range of topics from spirituality in counseling across cultures to culturally appropriate counseling interventions with diverse client populations. This is a book that my colleagues and I will want to draw from in revisions of our books. This edited volume represents an and a rich source of contributions to the field of multicultural counseling. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412927390
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/12/2007
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 534,999
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 9.83 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Pedersen is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii and Professor Emeritus from Syracuse University. He has taught at the University of Minnesota, Syracuse University, University of Alabama at Birmingham and for six years at universities in Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was also on the Summer School Faculty at Harvard University, 1984-1988 and the University of Pittsburgh - Semester at Sea voyage around the world, Spring 1992. International experience, numerous consulting experiences in Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and Europe; and a Senior Fulbright award teaching at National Taiwan University 1999-2000. He has authored, co-authored or edited 40 books, 99 articles and 72 chapters on aspects of multicultural counseling and international communication. He is a Fellow in Divisions 9, 17, 45 and 52 of the American Psychological Association. For more information and a complete CV contact http//

Walter J. Lonner has been dedicated to cross-cultural psychological research since the mid-1960s. He is Founding and Special Issues Editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Inaugurated in 1970, JCCP has been a key component in the rapid modern ascent of the psychological study of culture. A charter member, past president, and Honorary Fellow of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Lonner has been involved with about forty books concerning various facets of cross-cultural psychological research and applications. IACCP recently inaugurated a Distinguished Invited Lecturer Series in his name to honor his contributions and continuing dedication to the field. He has had sabbatical leaves in Germany, Mexico, and New Zealand and has attended conferences and delivered papers in more than 30 countries. A former Fulbright scholar (Germany, 1984-85), Lonner is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Western Washington University, where he co-founded the Center for Cross-Cultural Research in 1969. Most importantly, prior to his retirement in 2001 for nearly 35 years he taught his favorite course, Psychology and Culture, more than 100 times.

Juris G. Draguns was born in Latvia, completed primary schooling in his native country, graduated from high school in Germany, and obtained his undergraduate degree in the United States. His Ph.D. in clinical psychology is from the University of Rochester. In 1997 he retired from Pennsylvania State University as Professor Emeritus of Psychology. He has taught and lectured, in five languages, at the University of Mainz in Germany; Lund University in Sweden; East-West Center in Hawaii; Flinders University of South Australia; National Taiwan University in Taipei, University of the Americas-Puebla in Cholula, Mexico; and University of Latvia and Baltic Russian Institute, both in Riga. He continues to pursue his interests in cross-cultural research on psychotherapy and counseling and other topics. He is recipient of American Psychological Association’s Award for Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology and of an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Latvia and is President of Society for Cross-Cultural Research.

Joseph E. Trimble, Ph D, is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University. He is a President’s Professor at the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has generated over 140 publications on multicultural topics in psychology including 20 books. He has received numerous excellence in teaching and research awards for his work in the field of multicultural psychology, including: the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship in Professional Psychology; the Distinguished Elder Award from the National Multicultural Conference and Summit; the Henry Tomes Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Psychology, the International Lifetime Achievement Award for Multicultural and Diversity Counseling awarded by the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; the 2013 Francis J, Bonner, MD Award from the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and the 2013 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award based in Winston-Salem, NC.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Clement E. Vontress
Introduction to the Sixth Edition: Learning From Our "Culture Teachers" - Paul B. Pedersen, Juris G. Draguns, Walter J. Lonner, and Joseph E. Trimble
Part I: Basic Issues in Cross-Cultural Counseling
1. Ethics, Competence, and Professional Issues in Cross-Cultural Counseling - Paul B. Pedersen
2. Universal and Cultural Threads in Counseling Individuals - Juris G. Draguns
3. Appraisal and Assessment in Cross-Cultural Counseling - Walter J. Loneer and Farah A. Abrahim
4. Guidelines and Competencies for Research in Cross-Cultural Counseling Research - Joseph G. Ponterotto and Ingrid Grieger
Part II: Counseling in Ethnocultural Contexts
5. Cultural Considerations and Perspectives for Providing Psychological Counseling for Native American Indians - Joseph E. Trimble and John Gonzalez
6. The Big Picutre: Theorizing Self-Concept Structure and Construal - William E. Cross and Tuere Binta Cross
7. Counseling Asian Americans: Client and Therapist Variables - Frederick T. L. Leong, Szu-Hui Lee, and Dorsi Chang
8. !Adelante! Counseling Latina/os From Guiding Theory to Practice - J. Manuel Casa, Jason Duque Raley, and Melba J. T. Vasquez
9. Counseling Arab and Muslim Clients - Marwan Dwairy
10. Counseling Persons of Black African Ancestry - Ivory Achebe Toldson
Part III: Counseling Broadly-Defined Cultural Populations
11. Updating Gender Issues in Multicultural Counseling - Amy Harkins, Sunny S. Hansen, and Elizabeth M. P. Gama
12. Culturally-Appropriate Counseling Considerations for Lesbian and Gay Clients - Mark Pope
13. Counseling the Marginalized - Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, Charleas T. Mc Neal, and Ana Marie Cauce
14. Cross-Cultural Gerontological Counseling: Current Models and Common Issues - Carrie L. Hill and Susan J. Eklund
15. School Counselors: Professional Origins in Cross-Cultural Counseling - Susanna A. Hayes and Arleen C. Lewis
Part IV: Counseling Individuals in Transitional, Traumatic, or Emergent Situations
16. Counseling International Students - Nancy Arthur
17. The ABCs of Acculturation: Implications for Counselors - Colleen M. Ward
18. Counseling Refugees and Migrants - Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung
19. Counseling Disaster Survivors: Implications for Cross-Cultural Mental Health - Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung
Part V: Counseling in the Context of Some Common Culture-Mediated Circumstances
20. Sprituality in Counseling Across Cultures: Many Rivers to the Sea - Mary A. Fukuyama, Todd Sevig, and Johanna Soet
21. Health Psychology in Multiethnic Perspective - Frances E. Aboud
22. Cultural Confrontation: A Skill of Advanced Cultural Empathy - Charels R. Ridley, Lanaya L. Ethington, and P. Paul Heppner
23. Drug and Alchohol Abuse in Cross-Cultural Counseling - Gerald Mohatt, James Allen, and Lisa Rey Thomas
24. Family and Counseling With Ethnic Groups - James Georgas

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