Accessing Awareness and Developing Knowledge: Foundations for Skill in a Multicultural Society / Edition 1

Accessing Awareness and Developing Knowledge: Foundations for Skill in a Multicultural Society / Edition 1

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Accessing Awareness and Developing Knowledge: Foundations for Skill in a Multicultural Society / Edition 1

McGrath and Axelson have thoroughly revised this useful workbook, and just like in the past it can be used alone or with the main text by John Axelson, Counseling and Development in a Multicultural Society, Third Edition (or with another text, as well).

This experiential learning manual will help students develop an appreciation of the influence of one's cultural heritage and gain a greater understanding of the values, beliefs, and behaviors of people of different cultures. As in previous editions, this workbook encourages student to further develop the ability to appreciate and enjoy their own cultural differences and similarities.

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ISBN-13: 9780534199036
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Series: Counseling Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 265

Table of Contents

Introduction. Learning Multiculturalism. Multiculturalism in the Context of Life and Living. Multicultural Counseling within the Human Services. SECTION I: INFLUENCES IN AND UNDERSTANDING OF CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES. 1. Assessing Your Baseline of Multicultural Awareness. 2. Assumptions about Others: A Group Exercise. 3. Getting in Touch with Your Own Values. 4. How Do You Relate to Various Groups in the Society? 5. An Assessment of Multicultural Contacts. 6. What It Is Like to Be a Person of a Different Culture. 7. Identifying Sources of Multicultural Information. SECTION II: CULTURAL SELF-AWARENESS. 1. United States Value Orientation. 2. What Do You Believe about the Human Experience? 3. Stereotypes versus Reality. 4. What Are Your Roots? 5. A Family/Culture Interview. 6. Thinking about Your Family Heritage. 7. Cultural Impacts upon Counseling. SECTION III: HEIGHTENING OUR AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF OTHERS. 1. Assimilation versus Cultural Pluralism. 2. Comparing Cultural Values. 3. Friendship Networks. 4. Can You Remember? 5. Learning to Be Sensitive: Making a Tally. 6. Discoveries through Travel. 7. Interviewing Different Cultures. 8. Cultural Profiles. 9. Activities to Discover Human Diversity. SECTION IV: AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIOPOLITICAL ISSUES. 1. Getting in Touch with Your Own Social Identity. 2. Influences of Social Identity. 3. Imagine that Your Social Identity Changed. 4. Challenging Your Thoughts. 5. Can You Recognize Cultural Bias? 6. Biting Your Own Tongue. 7. Prejudice: A Circular Trap. 8. Field Study and Observation. SECTION V: GETTING AHEAD IN THE USA. 1. How Do You Relate to the Educational Experience? 2. What Were Your Own Formal Schooling Experiences Like? 3. Peers and Classmates of Differences. 4. Teachers, Administrators, and Others of Difference. 5. Working with Others of Difference. 6. Types of Work Ethics. 7. What Is Important in Your Work and Career? 8. Can You Identify Certain Aspects of Your Career Development? 9. My Current Career Goal. 10. What If You Were the Counselor in a Culturally Diverse School? SECTION VI: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. 1. Reconstructing Your Early (and Current) Primary Family Experiences. 2. A Worldview. 3. Multicultural Flexibility. 4. Assessment of Human Attributes. 5. Assessing Awareness from Life and Living. 6. Identifying Resources and Environments of Personal and Social Development. 7. Assessing Quality in Human Support Systems. 8. Thinking About Others'''' Lives and How They Are Lived: Transcultural Experiential/Simulation Exercises. SECTION VII: APPROACHES TO COUNSELING AND COUNSELING INTERACTIONS. 1. Constructs for Guiding Life and Living. 2. Understanding Counseling and Psychotherapy Approaches. 3. How Do You Relate to Eclectic and Synergetic Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy? 4. Therapeutic Beliefs and Practices Not Indigenous to the Euro-American Culture. 5. Exploring Ethical Issues and Standards. 6. Cultural Awareness in Providing Human Services. 7. Cultural Applications in Providing Human Services. SECTION VIII: MULTICULTURALISM AS A FORCE AND INFLUENCE IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS. 1. Bicultural Identification. 2. Subcultural Identification. 3. Multicultural Identification. 4. Summarizing the Issues of Human Service Helping in a Multicultural Society. 5. Multiculturalism as a Force and Influence in Human Relationships. APPENDICES: A. Selected Resources for Diverse Populations. B. Additional Questionnaire and Forms for Use in Interviewing Your and Other Cultural Groups. C. Journal of Critical Thoughts in Multiculturalism: A Record of Reactions to Multicultural Experience.

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