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Counseling the culturally different : theory and practice
Sue, Derald Wing.
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Third edition.
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New York : J. Wiley & Sons, [1999]

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xiii, 368 pages ; 27 cm
The politics of counseling and psychotherapy -- Sociopolitical considerations of trust and mistrust in multicultural counseling and therapy -- Barriers to effective multicultural counseling and therapy -- Culturally appropriate intervention strategies -- Multicultural family counseling and therapy -- Racial and cultural identity development: therapeutic implications -- White racial identity development: therapeutic implications -- Dimensions of worldviews -- Non-Western and indigenous methods of healing -- Becoming multiculturally compentent: organizational and professional development -- Counseling African Americans -- Counseling Asian Americans -- Counseling American Indians and Alaskan Natives -- Counseling Hispanic Americans -- Counseling gays and lesbians, women, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
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Here is the long-awaited revision of this bestselling reference on multicultural counseling, the most widely used and critically acclaimed text published on the topic. The first book of its kind, Counseling the Culturally Different changed the thinking in multicultural counseling, setting the tone for a whole generation of psychological counselors across America. It has maintained its status as a classic in the field and is now the standard reference for nearly all courses in minority mental health and treatment. This Third Edition is completely revised and updated, continuing the legacy of scholarly excellence combined with a provocative, practice-oriented approach to the field.

Authors Derald Wing Sue and David Sue have reorganized the book to be consistent with new developments in research, theory, and practice. Major additions include a more inclusive definition of multiculturalism, the most recent statistics on the changing complexion of society and the implications for clinical practice, and a discussion of the culture-bound basis of the ACA and APA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The authors continue to use a large number of clinical case studies and real-life examples to illustrate the concepts of multicultural counseling and therapy.

This vital resource also features:

New chapters on white racial identity development; non-Western and indigenous methods of healing; and counseling women, gays/lesbians, the physically challenged, and the elderly Expanded coverage of multicultural family counseling/therapy, racial/cultural identity development, and becoming multiculturally competent Individual chapters on counseling African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans

Combining a sound conceptual framework for multicultural counseling with proven therapeutic methods for specific groups, Counseling the Culturally Different remains the best source of real-world counseling preparation for students and the most enlightened, influential guide for professionals.

Author Notes

DERALD WING SUE, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, and the California State University at Hayward. He received his PhD from the University of Oregon and has served as a training faculty member with the Columbia University Executive Training Programs and the Institute of the Asian American Psychological Association. He is currently President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45 of the American Psychological Association).

DAVID SUE, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University. He is a clinical psychologist and has been the chairperson of the mental health counseling program for the last twelve years. He is an associate of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research and has conducted research on issues related to multicultural counseling and training.

Table of Contents

The political dimensions of mental health practice
The Politics of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Sociopolitical Considerations of Trust and Mistrust in Multicultural Counseling and Therapy
The practice dimensions of multicultural counseling and therapy
Barriers to Effective Multicultural Counseling and Therapy
Culturally Appropriate Intervention Strategies
Multicultural Family Counseling and Therapy
Worldviews in multicultural counseling and therapy
Racial and Cultural Identity Development: Therapeutic Implications
White Racial Identity Development: Therapeutic Implications
Dimensions of Worldviews
Multicultural counseling and therapy competence
Non-Western and Indigenous Methods of Healing
Becoming Multiculturally Competent: Organizational and Professional Development
Counseling and therapy with specific populations
Counseling African Americans
Counseling Asian Americans
Counseling American Indians and Alaskan Natives
Counseling Hispanic Americans
Counseling Gays and Lesbians, Women, the Elderly, and Persons with Disabilities