Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling: A Life Story Approach / Edition 1

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This collection of life stories offers compelling narratives by individuals from different races, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and social classes. By weaving these engaging stories with relevant theoretical topics, this unique textbook provides deeper levels of understanding on how cultural factors influence identity, personality, worldview, and mental health.

An Instructor’s Resource CD with supplemental materials for each chapter and a helpful internet study site at http://www.sagepub.com/dimensionsofmulticulturalcounselingstudy/ including podcasts and videos offer further opportunities that examine and apply this mosaic of rich subject matter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412951364
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/31/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 442
  • Sales rank: 326,478
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sara Schwarzbaum, EdD, LCPC, is a family therapist with a specialization in working with Latinos. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her doctoral degree in counseling with an emphasis in family therapy from Northern Illinois University. She is currently a professor in the department of Counselor Education and a coordinator of the Master’s in Couple and Family Counseling Program at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where she teaches internship seminars, family therapy, and multicultural issues courses. Formerly, she coordinated the Latino Family Counseling Program of Lake County, Illinois, where she provided services for Latino families and trained bilingual clinicians. She is also a family therapist in private practice in Lincolnshire, Illinois, and a consultant, trainer, and presenter at state and national conferences, mental health centers, hospitals, community agencies, and universities, where she frequently conducts workshops on clinical issues with Latino clients, the multicultural competency of clinicians, psychotherapy with immigrants families, and ethnocultural countertransference as well as other topics. She is the co-author with Anita Thomas of “Culture and Identity: Life stories for counselors and therapists.” Sage (2006)

Anita Jones Thomas, PhD, is a counseling psychologist with specializations in multicultural counseling and family therapy. She received a bachelor’s degree in human development and social policy from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in community counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Her doctorate in counseling psychology was received from Loyola University Chicago. She is associate professor at Loyola University in Chicago, where she teaches courses in multicultural issues, family therapy, professional identity, and ethics. Her research interests include racial identity, racial socialization, and parenting issues for African Americans. She has also conducted training seminars and workshops on multicultural issues for state and national professional organizations in counseling and psychology, hospitals, and corporations and has served as a consultant for human service organizations. She has served as governor for the Illinois Counseling Association, as president of the Illinois Association for Couples and Family Counseling, and as corresponding secretary for the Association of Black Psychologists, Chicago chapter. She is the co-author, with Sara Schwarzbaum of Culture and Identity: Life stories for counselors and therapists, Sage, 2006.

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Table of Contents

Ch 1. Multiculturalism, Theory and Competence
Ch 2. Oppression and Resilience
Ch 3. Self in Context
Ch 4. Julie's Story: So What if I'm a Black Woman?
Ch 5. Butch's Story: Who Am I?
Ch 6. Betsie's Story: I Am 100 Percent Jewish
Ch 7. Maribel's Story: When Are You Going to Have Kids?
Ch 8. Vu's Story: I Am an American
Ch 9. Esteban's Story: Still Uprooted
Ch 10. Maria Luz's Story: Here We Are Not Free
Ch 11. Teresa's Story: I Didn't Want to Go to Church on Sunday
Ch 12. Frank's Story: Hearing God's Voice
Ch 13. Bob's Story: The Good Christian Son
Ch 14. Katie's Story: Catholic and Jewish? How Can It Be?
Ch 15. Carla's Story: One More Mile
Ch 16. Anthony's Story: From Radical to Bohemian to Suit Me
Ch 17. Karen's Story: Midlife Growing Pains
Ch 18. Transgender and Intersex Sexuality
Ch 19. Rachel's Story: Nurturing the Spirit
About the Authors
Using Real Life Stories in Multicultural Counseling Courses
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