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Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy

Derald Wing Sue, Miguel E. Gallardo, Helen A. Neville

ISBN: 978-1-118-71583-3

Aug 2013

336 pages



"Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy is a magnificent resource that will help create a greater bridge of understanding between the academic, research, and applied domains of the mental health professions."
—From the Foreword by Thomas A. Parham, PhD, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, University of California, Irvine; Distinguished Psychologist, Association of Black Psychologists

An indispensable collection of real-life clinical cases from practicing experts in the field of multicultural counseling and psychotherapy

Case Studies in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy is a one-of-a-kind resource presenting actual cases illustrating assessment, diagnostic, and treatment concerns associated with specific populations. The contributors—well-known mental health professionals who specialize in multicultural counseling and psychotherapy—draw on their personal experiences to empower therapists in developing an individually tailored treatment plan that effectively addresses presenting problems in a culturally responsive manner.

Providing readers with the opportunity to think critically about multicultural factors and how they impact assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, this unique book:

  • Covers ethical issues and evidence-based practice
  • Integrates therapists' reflections on their own social identity and how this may have influenced their work with their clients
  • Considers the intersectionality of racial/ethnic, class, religious, gender, and sexual identities
  • Contains reflection and discussion questions, an analysis of each case by the author, and recommended resources
  • Includes cases on racial/ethnic minority populations, gender, sexuality, poverty, older adults, immigrants, refugees, and white therapists working with people of color
  • Aligns with the ACA's CACREP accreditation standards, tha APA guidelines for multicultural competence, and the AMCD Multicultural Counseling Competencies

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Foreword xi

Introduction: Moving From Theory to Practice in Multicultural Counseling xv

About the Editors xxxvii

About the Contributors xxxix

Part I Case Studies With U.S. Racial/Ethnic

Minority Populations 1

Chapter 1 Clinical Applications With African Americans
Shelly P. Harrell and Daryl M. Rowe 3

And Still I Rise: The Story of Nia 3

Redefined: The Story of Andre 13

Chapter 2 Clinical Applications With American Indians and
Alaska Natives
Joseph B. Stone and Connie Hunt 21

Treating “Depression” in a Dying Native Relative: The Story of Will 21

Treating “Depression” in a Deeply Bereaved and Traumatized Client: The Story of Mary 28

Chapter 3 Clinical Applications With Asian Americans
Michi Fu 37

Fighting Chance: The Story of Donna 37

Intergenerational Effects of War: The Story of Wade 43

Chapter 4 Clinical Applications With Latina/o Americans
Melba Vasquez, Martha Ramos Duffer, and Cynthia de las Fuentes 49

Margaret Can’t Do It All (by Herself) Anymore 49

Multiple Roles, Multiple Identities: The Story of Elisandro 55

Chapter 5 Clinical Applications With Individuals of Middle Eastern and Northern African Descent
Sylvia C. Nassar-McMillan and Julie Hakim-Larson 61

Harnessing Fears During a Medical Emergency: The Story of Jacob M. 61

Silenced: The Stories of Dalia and Nabila 67

Chapter 6 Clinical Applications With Individuals of Multiracial Descent
Gregory J. Payton, Marie L. Miville, and Peggy Loo 77

“You Just Don’t Get Me!”: The Story of Anita 77

“I Can Make It on My Own”: The Story of David J. 85

Chapter 7 Clinical Applications of a White Therapist Working With People of Color
Julie R. Ancis and Nicholas Ladany 93

Two Worlds: The Story of Marcos 93

My War Parents Found My Gay Box: The Story of Benjamin 100

Part II Case Studies Involving Special Circumstances With Ethnic Populations 109

Chapter 8 Clinical Applications With American Jews
Daniel C. Rosen and Ora Nakash 111

L’dor v’dor, or From Generation to Generation: The Story of Scott 111

The “Other” in Us: The Story of Gabriella 116

Chapter 9 Clinical Applications With Immigrants
Pratyusha Tummala-Narra and Diya Kallivayalil 125

Negotiating Cultural Change and Identity: The Story of Nadia 125

Loss and Political Exile: The Story of Paul 132

Chapter 10 Clinical Applications With Refugees
Oksana Yakushko and Indhushree Rajan 141

Fleeing Religious Persecution: The Story of Larissa 141

Aftermath of Trafficking: The Story of Kamala 148

Part III Case Studies With Other Multicultural Populations 157

Chapter 11 Clinical Applications With Women
Christina M. Capodilupo 159

Living in the Shadows: The Story of Monique 159

I’m a Mother First! The Story of Simone 165

Chapter 12 Clinical Applications With Men
Mark A. Stevens and Jose Montes 173

Multiple Stories of Henry 173

Why Am I Here? The Story of Martin 185

Chapter 13 Clinical Applications With Transgender Individuals
Anita R. Hund and Jane E. Reid 195

Just a “Phase”? The Story of Leslie 195

An Incomplete Experience: The Story of Alice 201

Chapter 14 Clinical Applications in Sexual Orientation
Douglas C. Haldeman 207

No Home in the World: The Story of Tony 207

Mission Impossible: The Story of Beth 211

Chapter 15 Clinical Applications With People in Poverty
Debbie-Ann Chambers, Lucinda Bratini, and Laura Smith 217

The White Picket Fence Life: The Story of Marisol 217

Do You Have Eyes to See Me? The Story of Michelle 224

Chapter 16 Clinical Applications With Persons With Disabilities
Rhoda Olkin 231

Why Didn’t You Tell Me You Were in a Wheelchair? The Story of Joleen 231

There Is Nothing Wrong With You a Job Cannot Fix: The Story of George 239

Chapter 17 Clinical Applications With Older Adults
Kelly O’Shea Carney and Derald Wing Sue 247

The Challenges of Caregiving: The Story of Sarah 247

I’m Not Crazy: The Story of Mr. Chang 253

Author Index 265

Subject Index 271