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Improving Intercultural Interactions: Modules for Cross-Cultural Training Programs / Edition 3

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Develop a unique counseling approach for training clients, students, and target populations with Improving Intercultural Interactions, a pragmatic text that deals with concerns specific to intercultural experiences in counseling. Intended as a companion to the first volume by Brislin and Yoshida, this new book works from an educational model for counseling and presents training modules that are relevant for varying clusters of circumstances, from the world of business to the field of education. It builds upon the first book and deals with issues including ethics, ethnocultural identification, conflict and mediation across cultures, as well as empathy and cross-cultural communication. In addition, this practical text is full of exercises, activities, and self-assessment questions that promote growth and cultural awareness.

By defining culture inclusively and broadly, the editors have compiled a unique collection of training modules that will be essential to professionals and researchers in a broad range of fields, including clinical/counseling psychology, educational psychology, social work, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, ethnic studies, and management.

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Meet the Author

Richard Breslin's current research focuses on mentoring, cross-cultural training materials and the experiences of business people on overseas assignments. Brislin reviews submissions for over ten professional journals and five major textbook publishers. He develops materials for use in cross-cultural training programs and is the author of a text in cross-cultural psychology. One of his books, "The Art of Getting Things Done: A Practical Guide to the Use of Power," was a Book of the Month Club selection in 1992. His most recent publication is Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide," published by SAGE Publications.
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Table of Contents

The Content of Cross-Cultural Training - Richard W Brislin and Tomoko Yoshida An Introduction PART ONE: THE WORLD OF BUSINESS Working Cooperatively with People from Different Cultures - Richard W Brislin Cross-Cultural Training for the Global Executive - Neal R Goodman Gender Relations in the Workplace - Elaine K Bailey Using Approaches from the Field of Cross-Cultural Training Individualism and Collectivism as the Source of Many Specific Cultural Differences - Richard W Brislin PART TWO: EDUCATION Cross-Cultural Training for Adolescents and Professionals Who Work with Youth Exchange Programs - Kenneth Cushner Preparing Teachers for an Intercultural Context - Kenneth Cushner Intercultural Education at the University Level - Neal R Goodman Teacher-Student Interaction International Students and International Student Advisers - Paul Pedersen PART THREE: SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES Intercultural Communication for Health Care Professionals - Colleen Mullavey-O'Byrne Intercultural Interactions in Welfare Work - Colleen Mullavey-O'Byrne Multicultural Counseling - Paul Pedersen PART FOUR: COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURAL BOUNDARIES Interpersonal versus Noninterpersonal Reality - Tomoko Yoshida An Effective Tool Individualists Can Use to Better Understand Collectivists Nonverbal Behavior in Intercultural Interaction - Ted Singelis Approaching Cultural Crossover in Language Learning - Mark Sawyer and Larry E Smith Training Bilinguals to Interpret in the Community - Carolina Freimanis
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