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Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice / Edition 7

Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice / Edition 7

by Derald Wing Sue, David Sue


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ISBN-13: 9781119084303
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/14/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 832
Sales rank: 61,407
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

DERALD WING SUE is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He served as president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the Society of Counseling Psychology, and the Asian American Psychological Association.

DAVID SUE is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Western Washington University where he has served as the director of both the Psychology Counseling Clinic and the Mental Health Counseling Program. He is also an associate of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at Western Washington University.

Table of Contents


About the Authors

Section One the Multiple Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Part I: The Affective and Conceptual Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Chapter 1 Obstacles to Cultural Competence: Understanding Resistance to Multicultural Training

Emotional Self-Revelations and Fears: Majority Group Members

Emotional Invalidation versus Affirmation: For Marginalized Group Members

A Word of Caution

Recognizing and Understanding Resistance to Multicultural Training: For Trainees and Trainers

Cognitive Resistance—Denial

Emotional Resistance

Behavioral Resistance




Chapter 2 The Superordinate Nature of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Culture Universal (Etic) versus Culture Specific (Emic) Formulations

The Nature of Multicultural Counseling Competence

A Tripartite Framework for Understanding the Multiple Dimensions of Identity

Individual and Universal Biases in Psychology and Mental Health

The Impact of Group Identities on Counseling and Psychotherapy

What Is Multicultural Counseling/Therapy?

What Is Cultural Competence?

Cultural Humility and Cultural Competence

Social Justice and Cultural Competence



Chapter 3 Multicultural Counseling Competence for Counselors and Therapists of Marginalized Groups

Counselors from Marginalized Groups Working with Majority and Other Marginalized Group Clients

The Politics of Interethnic and Interracial Bias and Discrimination

The Historical and Political Relationships between Groups of Color

Differences between Racial/Ethnic Groups

Counselors of Color and Dyadic Combinations



Part II The Political Dimensions of Mental Health Practice

Chapter 4 The Political and Social Justice Implications of Counseling and Psychotherapy

The Education and Training of Mental Health Professionals

Definitions of Mental Health

Counseling and Mental Health Literature

Need to Treat Social Problems—Social Justice Counseling

The Foci of Therapeutic Interventions: Individual, Professional, Organizational and Societal

Social Justice Counseling



Chapter 5 Impact of Systemic Oppression

Therapist Credibility and Client Worldviews

The Rest of the Story

Therapist Credibility and Attractiveness

Formation of Individual and Systemic Worldviews

Formation of Worldviews



Chapter 6 Microaggressions in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Contemporary Forms of Oppression

Evolution of the “Isms”: Microaggressions

The Dynamics and Dilemmas of Microaggressions

Therapeutic Implications


Part III The Practice Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling/Therapy

Chapter 7 Barriers to Multicultural Counseling and Therapy: Individual and Family Perspectives

Identifying Multicultural Therapeutic Issues

Generic Characteristics of Counseling/Therapy

Culture-Bound Values

Class-Bound Values

Language Barriers

Patterns of “American” Cultural Assumptions and Multicultural Family Counseling/Therapy




Chapter 8 Culturally Appropriate Intervention Skills and Strategies

Cultural Expression of Mental Disorders

Communication Styles

Sociopolitical Facets of Nonverbal Communication

Counseling and Therapy as Communication Style



Chapter 9 Multicultural Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-Based Practice and Multiculturalism

Evidence-Based Practice and Diversity Issues in Therapy



Chapter 10 Non-Western Indigenous Methods of Healing: Implications for Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Legitimacy of Culture-Bound Syndromes: Nightmare Deaths and the Hmong Sudden Death Phenomenon

The Principles of Indigenous Healing




Part IV Racial/Cultural Identity Development in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Chapter 11 Racial/Cultural Identity Development in People of Color: Therapeutic Implications

Racial Awakening

Racial/Cultural Identity Development Models

A Racial/Cultural Identity Development Model

Therapeutic Implications of the R/ CID Model




Chapter 12 White Racial Identity Development: Therapeutic Implications

What Does It Mean to Be White?

The Invisible Whiteness of Being

Understanding the Dynamics of Whiteness

Models of White Racial Identity Development

The Process of White Racial Identity Development: A Descriptive Model

Developing a Nonracist and Antiracist White Identity


Section Two Multicultural Counseling and Specific Populations

Part V Understanding Specific Populations

Chapter 13 Culturally Competent Assessment

Therapist Variables Affecting Diagnosis

Cultural Competence and Preventing Diagnostic Errors

Contextual and Collaborative Assessment

Infusing Cultural Competence into Standard Clinical Assessments


Part VI Counseling and Therapy with Racial/Ethnic Minority Group Populations

Chapter 14 Counseling African Americans

Characteristics and Strengths

Specific Challenges


Chapter 15 Counseling American Indians and Alaska Natives

Characteristics and Strengths

Specific Challenges

Alcohol and Substance Abuse


Chapter 16 Counseling Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Characteristics and Strengths

Specific Challenges


Chapter 17 Counseling Latinos

Characteristics and Strengths

Specific Challenges


Chapter 18 Counseling Individuals of Multiracial Descent

Multiracialism in the United States

Specific Challenges

A Multiracial Bill of Rights

Multiracial Strengths


Part VII Counseling and Special Circumstances Involving Racial/Ethnic Populations

Chapter 19 Counseling Arab and Muslim Americans

Arab Americans

Muslim Americans

Characteristics and Strengths

Specific Challenges


Chapter 20 Counseling Jewish Americans

Characteristics and Strengths

Specific Challenges


Chapter 21 Counseling Immigrants and Refugees

Challenges and Strengths

Counseling Refugees


Part VIII Counseling and Therapy with Other Multicultural Populations

Chapter 22 Counseling LGBT Individuals

Understanding Sexual Minorities

Specific Challenges


Chapter 23 Counseling Older Adult Clients

Characteristics and Strengths

Specific Challenges of Older Adults


Chapter 24 Counseling Women

Specific Challenges

Embracing Gender Strengths


Chapter 25 Counseling and Poverty

Demographics: Who Are the Poor?

Strengths of People Living in Poverty

Suggested Guidelines for Counselors


Chapter 26 Counseling Persons with Disabilities

Understanding Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act

Specific Challenges

Supports for Individuals with Disabilities

Counseling Issues with Individuals with Disabilities


Author Index

Subject Index

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Praise for Counseling the Culturally Diverse, Sixth Edition

"Derald Sue and David Sue have achieved new heights with this most recent edition of their classic text, and they do not disappoint. Paralleling the evolving nature of multiculturalism itself, the book addresses the latest topics critical to the field, and generously expands the rest. The reader is given an opportunity to personally reflect, analyze, and apply material at every turn. Readers will find that this text more than lives up to its great expectations."
Beth A. Durodoye, Ed.D., Professor of Counseling, University of Texas at San Antonio

"With its most recent updates and revisions, Counseling the Culturally Diverse remains as relevant today as its first edition. Sue and Sue have continued to maintain the integrity of the content and continue to expand and include progressing perspectives within the multicultural and social justice literature. Their inclusion of the most up-to-date topical areas in the field, with personal narratives and examples, makes this edition a "comprehensive guide" that provides critical foundational materials, with real world examples and practical ideas for implementation in the counseling and psychotherapy contexts. I have no doubt this 6th edition will remain the most utilized book in classroom settings across the country."
Miguel E. Gallardo, Psy.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology Pepperdine University

"Sue and Sue, through their text, have found a substantive way to encourage a meaningful dialogue about the role of culture and experience in the counseling process. Their treatment of the contextual uniqueness that clients bring to the counseling relationship will undoubtedly serve to help counseling students and practicing counselors alike to find their sense of self throughout their 'professional journey'."
Thomas J. Hernandez, Ed.D., LMHC Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Counselor Education, The College at Brockport

"Dr. Derald Wing Sue has done it again! This latest installment in the Counseling the Culturally Diverse series is a phenomenal piece of work that is comprehensive in scope, penetrating in its insights, and pragmatic in the way it teaches the reader how to navigate the pathways of culture our discipline and profession struggle so profoundly with. The journey toward developing multicultural understanding and competence is one of the most significant challenges in a professional psychologist and counselor's life. Indeed, the landscape of progress towards a more culturally competent and socially just profession is dotted with stones of stagnation, the rocks of resignation, and the dust of denial about the elements of psychological and counseling instruction and practice that are necessary to master in one's professional growth and development. This text is as good a roadmap as there is in the profession and those who make the choice to not just read the pages of each chapter, but also understand and embrace the principles and practices that are outlined within, will find their journey toward multicultural understanding and competence much more rewarding, enriching, and fulfilling. This book is simply an awesome resource, and I am honored and proud to endorse it!"
Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor Student Affairs, University of California Irvine; Distinguished Psychologist, Association of Black Psychologists

"This expanded and significantly revised 6th edition of the multicultural counseling field's one true classic text, Counseling the Culturally Diverse, continues its tradition of defining the field and charting a proactive course for training a new decade of counselors and therapists for culturally competent practice in our increasingly culturally diverse and globally interconnected society. Topical coverage is state-of-the-art, comprehensive, and in-depth, and the writing throughout the entire text is crisp, clear, and engaging. If only one book was to be read in an entire master's or doctoral program in counseling or psychology, it should be Counseling the Culturally Diverse."
Joseph G. Ponterotto, Ph.D., Professor and Practicing Multicultural Psychologist Fordham University Co-Editor or Co-Author of Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, Handbook of Multicultural Assessment, Handbook of Racial/Ethnic Minority Counseling Research

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