Using Race and Culture in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory and Process / Edition 1

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Overview

This book deals with the importance of issues of race and culture in psychological interventions and provides the reader with the tools necessary for this kind of work, combining a theoretical background with practical exercises. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1, Who enters the process describes the theory and history of the importance of becoming a race and culture sensitive therapist. Part 2, The process, discusses nuances and themes across different counseling situations like group interventions and career counseling. Part 3, Observing the process, looks back at the effectiveness of race and culture sensitivity in counseling and therapy. Integrates racial/cultural issues into traditional counseling theories (chs. 7 and 8). Integrates racial/cultural issues throughout the therapy process (chs. 6, 9 and 10). Applies racial/cultural constructs to various aspects of counseling and therapy (chs 10, 11 and 13). For counselors and clinical psychology practitioners with an interest in the issues of race and culture.

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Addressing both theory and practical skills needed to conduct therapy in a racially and culturally responsive manner, this text examines the impact of both the therapist's and the client's racial and cultural perspectives throughout the therapy process. Suitable for graduate level mental health students and professionals. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205285655
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/18/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1.Introduction.

I.WHO ENTERS THE PROCESS?

2.Becoming a Race- and Culture-Sensitive Therapist.

3.Applications of Racial and Cultural Terminology to Therapy.

4.The Sociopolitical Histories of the Original Socioracial Groups.

5.The Sociopolitical Histories of the Culture-Based Socioracial Groups.

6.Models of Racial Oppression and Sociorace.

7.Aspects of Culture in Personhood.

II.THE PROCESS.

8.The Therapy Process: Theoretical Orientations.

9.Beginning the Therapy Process.

10.Racial and Cultural Nuances in the Therapy Process.

11.Racial and Cultural Themes in Career Counseling.

12.Racial and Cultural Dynamics of Group Interventions.

13.Collaborating with Indigenous Healers and Helpers.

III.OBSERVING THE PROCESS.

14.Using Race and Culture in Therapy Supervision.

15.Race and Culture in Therapy Research.

16.Answers to Questions We've Been Asked.

Appendix A: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

Appendix B: Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations.

Index.

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