Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, 6th Edition
August 2012, ©2013
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"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