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"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 PsychologistsAn indispensable collection of real-life clinical cases from practicing experts in the field of multicultural counseling and psychotherapyCase 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 practiceIntegrates therapists' reflections on their own social identity and how this may have influenced their work with their clientsConsiders the intersectionality of racial/ethnic, class, religious, gender, and sexual identitiesContains reflection and discussion questions, an analysis of each case by the author, and recommended resourcesIncludes cases on racial/ethnic minority populations, gender, sexuality, poverty, older adults, immigrants, refugees, and white therapists working with people of colorAligns with the ACA's CACREP accreditation standards, tha APA guidelines for multicultural competence, and the AMCD Multicultural Counseling Competencies
The most frequently cited, widely used, and critically acclaimed text on multicultural counselingIn addition to significant revisions and updates reflecting changes in the field, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition features new chapters on:Multicultural counseling competence for minority mental health professionalsMulticultural evidence-based practiceCulturally competent assessmentPoverty and counselingFilled with numerous examples, authentic vignettes, and practical case studies, Counseling the Culturally Diverse, Sixth Edition remains the best source of real-world multicultural counseling preparation for students and an influential guide for professionals."This edition adds the latest hot-button issues in the multicultural world .... Everything you ever wanted to know about multicultural counseling is included in this edition. It continues to be the standard for any mental health professional treating persons from racial/ethnic minority populations .... It is authoritative, illuminating, and clinically compelling."-Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, Past President, of the American Psychological Association; independent practice, Austin, Texas"Counseling the Culturally Diverse, Sixth Edition 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."-Thomas A. Parham, PhD, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, University of California, Irvine Distinguished Psychologist, Association of Black Psychologists"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. 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, PhD, Professor, Fordham University, and practicing multicultural psychologist
The major thesis of this edition is that counseling and psychotherapy are rooted in and reflect the dominant values of the larger society.
Sue and Sue's important work about counseling diverse populations.
Praise for Microaggressions in Everyday Life"In a very constructive way, Dr. Sue provides time-tested psychological suggestions to make our society free of microaggressions. It is a brilliant resource and ideal teaching tool for all those who wish to alter the forces that promote pain for people."--Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, ABPPPresident, American Psychological Association"Microaggressions in Everyday Life offers an insightful, scholarly, and thought-provoking analysis of the existence of subtle, often unintentional biases, and their profound impact on members of traditionally disadvantaged groups. The concept of microaggressions is one of the most important developments in the study of intergroup relations over the past decade, and this volume is the definitive source on the topic."--John F. Dovidio, PhD Professor of Psychology, Yale University"Derald Wing Sue has written a must-read book for anyone who deals with diversity at any level. Microaggressions in Everyday Life will bring great rewards in understanding and awareness along with practical guides to put them to good use."--James M. Jones, PhD Professor of Psychology and Director of Black American Studies, University of Delaware"This is a major contribution to the multicultural discourse and to understanding the myriad ways that discrimination can be represented and its insidious effects. Accessible and well documented, it is a pleasure to read."--Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Professor of Psychology, St. John's UniversityA transformative look at covert bias, prejudice, and discrimination with hopeful solutions for their eventual dissolutionWritten by bestselling author Derald Wing Sue, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation is a first-of-its-kind guide on the subject of microaggressions. This book insightfully looks at the various kinds of microaggressions and their psychological effects on both perpetrators and their targets. Thought provoking and timely, Dr. Sue suggests realistic and optimistic guidance for combating--and ending--microaggressions in our society.
This uncompromising anti-racist manifesto written for a white audience is concerned less with Klansmen and skinheads than with the white woman clutching her purse when minority teenagers draw near; the white man flinching at getting in an elevator full of black men; even the well-meaning but patronizing liberal teacher in a ghetto school. Sue, a Chinese-American psychologist, argues that the countless daily slights inflicted by such "unconscious and unintentional racists," do more harm to minorities than the occasional hate-crime. He reveals the subtle but pervasive bias against minorities in the economy, the media, school system, even the subconscious mind (whites have involuntary negative reactions when flashed subliminal images of black faces), and shows how the "invisible whiteness of being" allows whites to remain oblivious to the privileges they enjoy. The book demands that whites "accept responsibility for their whiteness," and includes suggested readings, videotapes, and exercises to help whites unearth and deal with their biases and learn to mingle with minorities. It includes a seven-phase program for reconstructing a non-racist white identity, culminating in a conversion experience, complete with emotional catharsis and adoption of a "second family" of minorities and other "liberated whites." Whites may bridle at Sue's accusatory tone and find the recovery-movement tone of his remedy off-putting. But many will feel a painful shock of recognition at his subtle but unsparing analysis of everyday racism, and find this provocative book a compelling challenge to their complacency. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Learn to talk about race openly, honestly, and productively Most people avoid discussion of race-related topics because ofthe strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitablyaccompany such conversations. Rather than endure the conflict ofracial realities, many people choose instead to avoid the topicaltogether, or remain silent when it is raised. Race Talk andthe Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating DifficultDialogues on Race puts an end to that dynamic by sharingstrategies for smoothing conversations about race in a productivemanner.A guide for facilitating and participating in difficultdialogues about race, author Derald Wing Sue - aninternationally recognized expert on multiculturalism, diversity,and microaggressions - explores the characteristics,dynamics, and meaning behind discussions about race as well as thehidden "ground rules" that inhibit honest and productive dialogue.Through emotional and visceral examples, this book explains whyconversations revolving around racial issues are so difficult, andprovides guidelines, techniques, and advice for navigating andleading honest and forthright discussions. Readers will develop astronger ability to build rapport with people unlike themselves,and discover how not talking about race impacts society as awhole.Overcome and make visible the fears associated with racetalkLearn practical ideas for talking openly about raceFacilitate and navigate discussion with expert strategyExamine the hidden rules that govern race talkUnderstand the benefits of successful conversationsDiscussions about race do not have to result in disastrousconsequences, and can in fact be highly beneficial to all partiesinvolved. It's important that people have the ability to converseopenly and honestly with their students, colleagues, children, andneighbors, and Race Talk provides the path for achievingthis goal.
This timely reference also considers building multicultural competence around indigenous healing practices; in clinical supervision contexts; and in culturally sensitive research. Taken together, the book is a much-needed blueprint for making culturally informed decisions, explaining how the multicultural initiatives you implement today can help shape the field's future.