Culturally Competent Practice: A Framework for Understanding / Edition 4 available in Paperback
CULTURALLY COMPETENT PRACTICE: A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING DIVERSE GROUPS & JUSTICE ISSUES will help you become a more informed helping professional through its strong tradition of presenting a model for understanding, measuring, and evaluating cultural competence. Author Doman Lum explains how clients and workers can become culturally competent and proficient by working through culturally based problems together. This text emphasizes cultural competence as a dialogical process and challenges students and professors to continue the conversation to achieve greater mutual understanding and social justice.
About the Author
Doman Lum is professor emeritus of social work at California State University, Sacramento. He was recently featured in CELEBRATING SOCIAL WORK: FACES AND VOICES OF FORMATIVE YEARS, a book commemorating social work and social work education. His previous texts include SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE AND PEOPLE OF COLOR: A PROCESS-STAGE APPROACH; MULTIDIMENSIONAL PRACTICE: DIVERSITY IN CONTEXT; CULTURAL COMPETENCE, PRACTICE STAGES AND CLIENT SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY APPROACH; SOCIAL WORK AND HEALTH CARE POLICY; and RESPONDING TO SUICIDAL CRISIS. He has written articles on Asian Americans, health care delivery and health maintenance organizations, culturally diverse social work practice, suicide prevention, and pastoral counseling. Dr. Lum is a consulting editor for THE JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN SOCIAL WORK and ARETE, and has been on the board of directors and the Commission on Accreditation for the Council on Social Work Education. He received the Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education award from the Council on Social Work Education in 2000. He is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, Northern California Conference.
Table of Contents
Part I: CULTURALLY COMPETENT PERSPECTIVES. 1. Culturally Competent Practice. 2. Social Context. 3. Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice. Part II: A CULTURAL COMPETENCE STRUCTURE. 4. A Framework for Cultural Competence. 5. Cultural Awareness. 6. Knowledge Acquisition. 7. Skills Development. PART III: CULTURALLY DIVERSE GROUPS. 8. Cultural Competence with First Nations People. 9. Cultural Competence with European Americans. 10. Cultural Competence with African Americans. 11. Cultural Competence with Latino Americans. 12. Cultural Competence with Asian Americans. 13. Cultural Competence with Muslim Americans. 14. Cultural Competence with Women. 15. Cultural Competence with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons. 16. Cultural Competence with Persons with Disabilities. 17. Cultural Competence with Elderly Persons. Part IV: PRESENT AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS. 18. Some Reflections on Culturally Competent Practice.