Packed with real-world applications and excerpts from original sources, COUNSELING AND DIVERSITY addresses the three dimensions of multicultural counseling competency (awareness, knowledge and skills) while increasing readers' understanding of oppression and the structures of power. This innovative First Edition addresses the constructs of culture, worldview, race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, socioeconomic class, and spirituality and religion as complex dimensions of social and personal identity. In addition, a unique "satellite" series of monographs provide readers with a thorough introduction to issues in counseling with specific populations, including Arab Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/a Americans, Native Americans, and LGBTQ Americans. Offering complete flexibility, the monographs enable instructors to choose which groups they want to discuss in their course. In this way, COUNSELING AND DIVERSITY equips readers with a historical, sociopolitical, and psychological overview of each aspect of identity that will have resonance in counseling, psychotherapy, and other helping professions, and empowers them with the knowledge and tools to be confident in counseling in a multicultural setting.
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About the Author
Devika Dibya Choudhuri is a licensed professional counselor with more than 15 years of experience working with clients individually, as well as in couples, families, and groups. An associate professor at Eastern Michigan University, she serves as a trainer, coach, consultant, and frequent presenter on diversity and ethical issues. She also teaches in the graduate counseling program in the community counseling field in courses such as cross cultural counseling, advanced multicultural counseling, counseling skills, group work, couple and family, and counseling women. Her research and publications have focused on the areas of multicultural client issues, counselor supervision, and pedagogy. Clinically, Dr. Choudhuri specializes in cross cultural and diversity issues, as well as trauma, assault, and abuse. She carries the National Certified Counselor credential as well as the Approved Clinical Supervisor. Her clinical experience has been in agency and university settings, working with refugee populations, sexual assault and abuse survivors, and immigrant and multicultural populations. She received her master's in counseling from the University of Vermont and her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Syracuse University.
Azara L. Santiago-Rivera, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned a doctorate in Counseling from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Her publications and research interests include multicultural issues in the counseling profession, bilingual therapy, Latinos and depression, and the impact of environmental contamination on the biopsychosocial well-being of Native Americans. She has presented on these topics at major conferences and has published in such journals as the Journal of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, the Journal of Counseling and Development, the Journal of Community Psychology, the Journal of College Student Development, and the journal of Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. Azara served as the Associate Dean of the School of Education for a three year term at University at Albany. She has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations such as the Vice-President of the Latino Interest Network of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), and the President of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) within the American Counseling Association. Currently, she is a past- President of the National Latino/a Psychological Association, an American Psychological Association (APA) affiliated association. She is a Fellow of Divisions 45 and 17 of APA.
Dr. Michael Tlanusta Garrett, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, is a counselor and consultant based out of eastern North Carolina, and is a licensed and certified school counselor in North Carolina and Florida, respectively. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina State University. Dr. Michael Tlanusta Garrett's central research focus has emphasized exploring the relationship between cultural values, acculturation, and wellness with implications for developmental, culturally-based therapeutic interventions; strength-based work to improve wellness and resilience of children, adolescents, and adults in families, schools, and communities; better understanding bicultural competence; prevention of school dropout among at-risk youth; and spiritual issues in counseling.