Culture and Identity: Life Stories for Counselors and Therapists

Culture and Identity: Life Stories for Counselors and Therapists

by Anita Jones Thomas, Sara E. Schwarzbaum
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412909198

ISBN-13: 9781412909198

Pub. Date: 07/08/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Culture and Identity: Life Stories for Counselors and Therapists is a collection of autobiographical stories that explores themes of race/ethnicity, immigration/acculturation, religion, and social class. These engaging stories allow readers to understand the significance and influence of culture on identity development, sense of self, family…  See more details below

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Culture and Identity: Life Stories for Counselors and Therapists is a collection of autobiographical stories that explores themes of race/ethnicity, immigration/acculturation, religion, and social class. These engaging stories allow readers to understand the significance and influence of culture on identity development, sense of self, family relationships, interpersonal relationships, and life choices. As the storytellers reveal their real life struggles, readers will enhance their understanding of intra-group differences, increase their repertoire of clinical skills, and sharpen their multicultural competency. Each chapter contains a discussion of content themes, along with clinical applications, assessment questions, techniques, and interventions, as well as personal reactions evoked from the stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412909198
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/08/2005
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Framework
Human Development
Development of the Self
Contextual Dimensions of the Self
Shifting Selves
SECTION I: RACE/ETHNICITY
2. Julie's Story: So What if I'm a Black Woman?
Julie's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Julie
3. Butch's Story: Who Am I?
Butch's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Butch
4. Beth's Story: I Am 100% Jewish
Beth's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Beth
5. Maribel's Story: When Are You Going to Have Kids?
Maribel's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Maribel
SECTION II: IMMIGRATION/ACCULTURATION
6. Vu's Story: I Am an American
Vu's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Vu
7. Esteban's Story: Still Uprooted
Esteban's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Esteban
8. Maria Luz's Story: Here We Are Not Free
Maria Luz's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Maria Luz
9. Teresa's Story: I Didn't Want to Go to Church on Sunday
Teresa's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Teresa
SECTION III: RELIGION
10. Frank's Story: Hearing God's Voice
Frank's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Frank
11. Bob's Story: The Good Christian Son
Bob's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Bob
12. Katie's Story: Catholic and Jewish: How Can It Be?
Katie's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Katie
SECTION IV: SOCIAL CLASS
13. Carla's Story: One More Mile
Carla's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Countertransference
Toolbox Activity--Carla
14. Anthony's Story: From Radical to Bohemian to Suit to Me
Anthony's Story
Content Themes
Clinical Applications
Toolbox Activity--Anthony
Appendix
References
Index
About the Authors

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