Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice / Edition 6

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The most frequently cited, widely used, and critically acclaimed text on multicultural counseling

In addition to significant revisions and updates reflecting changes in the field, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition features new chapters on:

  • Multicultural counseling competence for minority mental health professionals
  • Multicultural evidence-based practice
  • Culturally competent assessment
  • Poverty and counseling

Filled with numerous examples, authentic vignettes, and practical case studies, Counseling the Culturally Diverse, Sixth Edition remains the best source of real-world multicultural counseling preparation for students and an influential guide for professionals.

"This edition adds the latest hot-button issues in the multicultural world .... Everything you ever wanted to know about multicultural counseling is included in this edition. It continues to be the standard for any mental health professional treating persons from racial/ethnic minority populations .... It is authoritative, illuminating, and clinically compelling."
—Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, Past President, of the American Psychological Association; independent practice, Austin, Texas

"Counseling the Culturally Diverse, Sixth Edition is a phenomenal piece of work that is comprehensive in scope, penetrating in its insights, and pragmatic in the way it teaches the reader how to navigate the pathways of culture."
—Thomas A. Parham, PhD, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, University of California, Irvine Distinguished Psychologist, Association of Black Psychologists

"Counseling the Culturally Diverse continues its tradition of defining the field and charting a proactive course for training a new decade of counselors and therapists for culturally competent practice in our increasingly culturally diverse and globally interconnected society. If only one book was to be read in an entire master's or doctoral program in counseling or psychology, it should be Counseling the Culturally Diverse."
—Joseph G. Ponterotto, PhD, Professor, Fordham University, and practicing multicultural psychologist

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.. A revised edition of the best-selling, most widely used text on cross-cultural counseling. Completely revised and updated from the second edition, which is considered a classic in the field.

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"We have come a long way from 1972 when AMCD was initially chartered as the Association of Non-White Concerns in Personnel and Guidance. Derald Wing Sue and David Sue's new book, COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE, opens with a giant bull's-eye that very elegantly depicts the current conceptualization of multiculturals and diversity. This conceptualization is complex, with a focus on addressing multiple components and layers such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religious preference, culture, disability/ability, ethnicity, geographic location, age and even marital status." —Counseling Today (ACA publication), David Kaplan, President of ACA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118022023
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 629
  • Sales rank: 33,943
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

DERALD WING SUE, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also holds a joint appointment with the School of Social Work. He is one of the most cited multicultural scholars in the United States.

DAVID SUE, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and an associate at the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: The Multiple Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

PART I: The Affective and Conceptual Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling/Therapy

Chapter 1: The Multicultural Journey to Cultural Competence: Personal Narratives

Chapter 2: The Superordinate Nature of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Chapter 3: Multicultural Counseling Competence for Minority Group Counselors/Therapists

PART II: The Political Dimensions of Mental Health Practice

Chapter 4: The Politics of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Social Justice in Counseling

Chapter 5: Systemic Oppression: Trust, Mistrust, Credibility, and Worldviews

Chapter 6: Microaggressions in Counseling and Psychotherapy (Christina M. Capodilupo and Derald Wing Sue)

PART III: The Practice Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling/Therapy

Chapter 7: Barriers to Multicultural Counseling and Therapy: Individual and Family Perspectives

Chapter 8: Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies

Chapter 9: Multicultural Evidence-Based Practice

Chapter 10: Non-Western Indigenous Methods of Healing: Implications for Counseling and Therapy

PART IV: The Racial/Cultural Identity Development in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Chapter 11: Racial/Cultural Identity Development in People of Color: Therapeutic Implications

Chapter 12: White Racial Identity Development: Therapeutic Implications

SECTION II: Multicultural Counseling and Specific Populations

PART V: Understanding Specific Populations

Chapter 13: Culturally Competent Assessment (David Sue and Diane M. Sue)

PART VI: Counseling and Therapy with Racial/Ethnic Minority Group Populations

Chapter 14: Counseling African Americans

Chapter 15: Counseling American Indians and Alaska Natives

Chapter 16: Counseling Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Chapter 17: Counseling Latina/o Americans (Diane M. Sue and David Sue)

Chapter 18: Counseling Individuals of Multiracial Descent

PART VII: Counseling and Special Circumstances Involving Racial/Ethnic Populations

Chapter 19: Counseling Arab and Muslim Americans

Chapter 20: Counseling Jewish Americans

Chapter 21: Counseling Immigrants and Refugees

Part VIII: Counseling and Therapy with Other Multicultural Populations

Chapter 22: Counseling LGBT

Chapter 23: Counseling Older Adult Clients

Chapter 24: Counseling Women (Diane M. Sue and David Sue)

Chapter 25: Counseling and Poverty (Laura Smith)

Chapter 26: Counseling Persons With Disabilities


Author Index

Subject Index

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