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While there are numerous resources for practitioners on the subject, the ambiguity remains of what actually constitutes effective multicultural counseling and psychotherapy and how it should be incorporated into their sessions. This book addresses the question of how to apply current theories and research with a unique “start-to-finish” approach, examining the role culture plays in each stage of the therapeutic process, from before the clinical intake to termination. Each chapter is devoted to one of these stages and provides practical strategies, techniques, examples, and case studies. The reader will find new ways to consider the influence of culture and expand their own knowledge and skills as a practitioner.
Leach, Aten, An Introduction to the Practical Incorporation of Culture into Practice. Leach, Aten, Boyer, Strain, Bradshaw, Developing Therapist Self-awareness and Knowledge. Fontes, Considering Culture in the Clinical Intake Interview and Report. Paniagua, Assessment and Diagnosis in a Cultural Context. Constantine, Miville, Kindaichi, Owens, Case Conceptualizations of Mental Health Counselors: Implications for the Delivery of Culturally Competent Care. Johnson, Sandhu, Treatment Planning in a Multicultural Context: Some Suggestions for Counselors and Psychotherapists. Roysircar, Gill, Cultural Encapsulation and Decapsulation of Therapist Trainees. Utsey, Fischer, Belver, Culture and Worldview in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Recommended Approaches for Working with Persons from Diverse Sociocultural Backgrounds. Ridely, Shaw-Ridley, Termination within the Context of Culture: A Three Phase Model. Fukuyama, Phan, Looking through a Kaleidoscope: A Case Study. Vandiver, Duncan, Toward Practicing Culturally Sound Counseling: A Synthesis of Current Clinical Research and Experience.