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Multicultural Issues in Counseling: New Approaches to Diversity, 4th Edition

Multicultural Issues in Counseling: New Approaches to Diversity, 4th Edition

Courtland C. Lee (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-02533-7

Nov 2014

352 pages

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This widely adopted, seminal text provides comprehensive direction from leading experts for culturally competent practice with diverse client groups in a variety of settings. Fully updated—with seven new chapters and including feedback from educators and practitioners—this book goes beyond counseling theory and offers specific information and effective techniques for work with the following client groups: 

  • American Indians
  • African Americans
  • Asian and Pacific Islanders
  • Latinos/as
  • Arab Americans
  • Multiracial individuals and families
  • Women and men
  • Older adults
  • LGBQQT clients
  • People with disabilities
  • Deaf children and their families
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged clients
  • Military personnel

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Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

About the Editor xv

About the Contributors xvii

Part I  Introduction

Chapter 1 A Conceptual Framework for Counseling Across Cultures 3
Courtland C. Lee and Denise Park

Chapter 2 The Cross–Cultural Encounter:

Meeting the Challenge of Culturally Competent Counseling 13
Courtland C. Lee

Part II Direction for Culturally Competent Counseling The Experience of Ethnic Groups of Color

Chapter 3 The Spectrum of Counseling American Indians 23
Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman

Chapter 4 Counseling People of the African Diaspora in the United States 37
Courtland C. Lee and Kimberly N. Frazier

Chapter 5 Counseling Asian and Pacifi c Islander Americans 53
Song E. Lee and Albert Valencia

Chapter 6 A Conceptual Approach to Counseling With Latina/o Culture in Mind 67
Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado and Jessica M. Diaz

Chapter 7 Counseling Arab Americans 87
Saara Amri, Sylvia Nassar-McMillan, Sandra Amen-Bryan, and Mary M. Misenhimer

The Experience of Multiracial Individuals

Chapter 8 Counseling the Multiracial Population 105
Kelley R. Kenney and Mark E. Kenney

The Experience of Gender and Age

Chapter 9 Issues in Counseling Men 127
Shawn L. Spurgeon

Chapter 10 Issues in Counseling Women 139
Kathy M. Evans

Chapter 11 Combating Ageism: Advocacy for Older Persons 151
Jane E. Myers and Laura R. Shannonhouse

The Sexual Minority Experience

Chapter 12 Counseling Gay Men 171
A. Michael Hutchins

Chapter 13 Counseling Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning, and Transgender Women 195
Anneliese A. Singh and Kirstyn Yuk Sim Chun

The Experience of People With Disabilities

Chapter 14 Counseling Individuals With Physical, Cognitive, and Psychiatric Disabilities 221
Julie F. Smart

The Experience of Deaf Culture

Chapter 15 Multicultural Deaf Children and Their Hearing Families: Working With a Constellation of Diversities 235
Cheryl L. Wu and Nancy C. Grant

The Experience of Socioeconomic Disadvantage

Chapter 16 Counseling and the Culture of Economic Disadvantage 259
William Ming Liu and Sherry K. Watt

The Military Experience

Chapter 17 Counseling Military Clients: Multicultural Competence, Challenges, and Opportunities 275
Marvin Westwood, David Kuhl, and Duncan Shields

Part III  The Counselor as Human Being: Professional and Personal Issues in Counseling Across Cultures

Chapter 18 Ethical Issues in Multicultural Counseling 295
Beth A. Durodoye

Chapter 19 Global Literacy: The Foundation of Culturally Competent Counseling 309
Courtland C. Lee

Index 315