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Developing Multicultural Counseling Competency: A Systems Approach , CourseSmart eTextbook

By Danica G. Hays, Bradley T. Erford

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 1, 2009

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This text is an innovative, evidence-based approach to facilitating students’ journey to becoming multiculturally competent counselors. Comprehensive, thoughtful, and in-depth, Developing Multicultural Competence goes beyond general discussions of race and ethnicity to include discourse on a broader, more complex view of multiculturalism in clients’ and trainees’ lives.


Both scholarly and highly interactive, this new text strives to present trainees with empirically-based information about multicultural counseling and social advocacy paired with engaging self-reflective activities, discussion questions, case inserts, and study aids, creating opportunities for experiential learning related to cultural diversity considerations and social advocacy issues within clients’ social systems. Addressing CACREP (2001/2009) Standards related to the Social and Cultural Diversity core area, the book is broken into four parts: Part One covers key concepts and terms regarding multicultural constructs and cross-cultural communication; Part Two defines social advocacy and identifies the major forms of oppression; Part Three discusses the major cultural and diversity groups; and Part Four develops trainee skills for working with diverse clients, including infusing multiculturalism in how they conceptualize, evaluate, and treat these clients.

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Abbreviated Table of Contents



Section I: The Foundations of Multicultural Counseling


Chapter 1: The Culturally Competent Counselor

            Danica G. Hays and Amy L. McLeod


Chapter 2: Cultural Identity Development

            Cheryl Moore-Thomas



Section II: Social Advocacy


Chapter 3: Social Justice Counseling

            Catherine Y. Chang and Philip Gnilka


Chapter 4: Racism and White Privilege

            Danica G. Hays and Marc Grimmett


Chapter 5: Gender and Sexism

            Michael P. Chaney and John Marszalek


Chapter 6: Sexual Orientation and Heterosexism

            Edward Cannon and Anneliese A. Singh


Chapter 7: Social Class and Classism

            Kathryn S. Newton


Chapter 8: Disability, Ableism, and Ageism

            Debra E. Berens



Section III: Counseling Multicultural Populations


Chapter 9: Individuals and Families of African Descent

            Katherine M. Helm and Lawrence James


Chapter 10: Individuals and Families of Arab Descent

Sylvia C. Nassar-McMillan, Laura M. Gonzalez, and Rasha H. Mohamed

Chapter 11: Individuals and Families of Asian Descent

            Arpana Inman and Alvin Alvarez


Chapter 12: Individuals and Families of Latin Descent

            José Villalba


Chapter 13: Native Americans

            Michael Tlanusta Garrett


Chapter 14: Individuals and Families of European Descent

            H. George McMahon, Pamela Paisley, and Bogusa Molina


Chapter 15: Spiritual Diversity

            Craig S. Cashwell



Section IV: Multicultural Conceptualization


Chapter 16: Alternative Approaches to Counseling Theories

            Jonathan Orr


Chapter 17: Multicultural Diagnosis and Conceptualization

            Karen Eriksen, Victoria E. Kress, Andrea Dixon, and Stephanie J. W. Ford



Chapter 18: Themes in Multicultural Counseling Theory, Practice and Research

Danica G. Hays and Tammi F. Milliken



Appendix A: Multicultural Counseling Competencies and Standards

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