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Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Lifespan Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Leroy G. Baruth, M. Lee Manning

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 7, 2011

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For students taking courses in multicultural counseling or any human services course that directs attention toward serving diverse clients.


A unique approach to counseling and psychotherapy that takes both cultural diversity and lifespan stages into consideration.


This distinctive book on counseling and psychotherapy takes the unique stance that understanding cultural backgrounds as well as life stages will give counselors the information and knowledge they need to best serve their clients.  In addition to exploring the lives and experiences of African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, European American, and American Indian populations, this text also considers the other powerful influences on clients’ lives, such as sexuality, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities, and religion. Finally, the text examines professional issues in multicultural counseling as well as current research and trends. The book has several key features designed to help students learn, including case studies, development and counseling features, all new suggested readings, and new sections on spiritualism and disabilities. At the same time, alignment with CACREP standards and a discussion of ACA’s 2005 Ethical Standards are included in the text.

Table of Contents

Part I          Overview

Chapter 1      Introduction to Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy

Chapter 2      The Counselor’s Cultural Identity

Chapter 3      The Culturally Effective Counselor


Part II         Understanding and Counseling Clients in Multicultural Settings and Throughout the Lifespan

Chapter 4      Multicultural Human Growth and Development

Chapter 5      Understanding African American Clients

Chapter 6      Counseling African American Clients

Chapter 7      Understanding American Indian Clients

Chapter 8      Counseling American Indian Clients

Chapter 9      Understanding Asian American Clients

Chapter 10    Counseling Asian American Clients

Chapter 11    Understanding European American Clients

Chapter 12    Counseling European American Clients

Chapter 13    Understanding Hispanic American Clients

Chapter 14    Counseling Hispanic American Clients

Chapter 15    Understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients

Chapter 16    Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients


Part III        Professional Issues in Multicultural Counseling

Chapter 17    Issues in Multicultural Counseling


Epilogue        Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy

Appendix A    Selected Journals Recommended for Counselors in Multicultural Settings

Appendix B    Suggested Multicultural Experiential Activities



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