Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services / Edition 4

Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services / Edition 4

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by Jerry V. Diller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0840032250

ISBN-13: 9780840032256

Pub. Date: 02/09/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book helps you to provide culturally sensitive services to clients. Author Jerry Diller covers general principles of cultural competence, racism, culture, and the process of cross-cultural service delivery, as well as providing cultural information on specific populations. The book includes expanded treatment of racial identification models, many real-world…  See more details below

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This book helps you to provide culturally sensitive services to clients. Author Jerry Diller covers general principles of cultural competence, racism, culture, and the process of cross-cultural service delivery, as well as providing cultural information on specific populations. The book includes expanded treatment of racial identification models, many real-world examples, and case studies.

Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services also contains interviews with five professionals, each with a different ethnic background - Latino/Latina, Native American, African American, Asian American, and White ethnic (Jewish American) - to give you hands-on clinical suggestions and cautions. Self-awareness exercises are included to help you to recognize any prejudices you may have, so that you can be more effective in working with diverse clients.

Updated throughout with new content, including the latest references and research, this Second Edition is a resource that is appropriate for clinicians-in-training as it is for practicing professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780840032256
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/09/2010
Series:
Counseling Diverse Populations Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2What it means to be culturally competent9
Ch. 3Understanding racism, prejudice, and white privilege31
Ch. 4Understanding culture and cultural differences61
Ch. 5Children and parents of color83
Ch. 6Mental health issues112
Ch. 7Bias in service delivery136
Ch. 8Working with culturally different clients158
Ch. 9Addressing ethnic conflict, genocide, and mass violence176
Ch. 10Working with Latino/a clients : an interview with Roberto Almanzan200
Ch. 11Working with native American clients : an interview with Jack Lawson217
Ch. 12Working with African American clients : an interview with Veronique Thompson235
Ch. 13Working with Asian American clients : an interview with Dan Hocoy254
Ch. 14Working with white ethnic clients : an interview with the author274
Ch. 15Some closing thoughts289

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Depending on your political views and views on current times, you may or may not like this book. It leans far left. Also, it teaches you how to talk to people who are 1st generation in America. If you are dealing with anyone who is 2nd or 3rd, it is insulting. I did not get anything out of this book and my professor even warned us that it was a bit offensive. I'm not sure why it is still part of the curriculum.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I disliked the book from the beginning and wished I didn't have to finish it as one of my required readings. Its use of the term "people of color" implies that white is not a color and the writer makes no effort to understand how that term is offensive to whites. It is an exclusionary term used to ponder to the feelings of one group at the expense of the other group. This creates an "us and not you" attitude. We teach our children that white is a color and when they grow up learn that white is only a color if it’s on a wall, a car, or a dress. "People of color" in its use is nice and respectful toward its recipients and yet the term "whites' or "white people" is almost always used with a negative connotation in books, in the media, and on the streets. "White people are racist". "White people don't understand our plight." And so on. There is extreme stereotyping that whites do not or cannot understand other cultures and that whites have not suffered racial discrimination. To the contrary, I grew up very poor and have been racially discriminated against many times. How about the knockout game? I saw a t-shirt that said, "God created perfection when He created the black woman." Imagine if the word black was replaced with white the uproar we'd hear. The writer states that non-white cultures are "...socially stigmatized..." and yet this very statement stigmatizes whites as the source of the non-white stigmatizing. The writer implies that the whites are not an ethnic group nor do whites have culture. The writer himself stigmatizes, "culturally diverse clients..." by stating that they are, "...especially susceptible, given their more limited knowledge of mainstream culture." Every minority on the planet should be offended by that. The writer states that building trust between one culture and another is, "...not easy." This is not true. All you have to be is sincere. Be yourself. Be respectful. Be fair. That's it. Do those things for each person regardless of race, culture, or ethnic group and you will have good rapport. All ethnic groups deserve to be treated with respect and with fairness, all of them. As I said, I wish I did not have to finish this book.
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