Convergence of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Convergence of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender : Multiple Identities in Counseling, The

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For courses in Multicultural Counseling and Cross-Cultural Psychology.This text presents diversity from a much broader perspective than just race and ethnicity, exploring a broad spectrum of cultural and diversity issues and their impact upon the client-counselor relationship. The author, herself an African-American, examines the dominant cultural beliefs and values in the United States, and discusses how their nearly wholesale acceptance as "normal" and "better" can perpetuate feelings of inadequacy, shame, confusion, and distrust on both sides of the counseling "couch." Embracing feminist and diversity theories, methods, and techniques, while injecting humor and fascinating stories, she has created a genuinely insightful and thoroughly practical more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 188 x 226 x 18mm | 521.64g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131186108
  • 9780131186101
  • 1,693,132

Table of contents

PART I: IMAGING DIVERSITY. 1. Multiple Identities: Defined. 2. Multicultural Competencies and Skills. 3. Statused Identities. PART II: VALUED CULTURES. 4. Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. 5. Latinos. 6. People of African Descent. 7. People of Asian Descent, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. PART III: CONVERGING IDENTITIES. 8. Converging Race. 9. Converging Gender. 10. Converging Socioeconomic Class. 11. Converging Sexual Orientation. 12. Converging Physical Attractiveness, Ability, and Disability. PART IV: REIMAGING COUNSELING. 13. Diversity in Relationships. 14. Mutuality, Empathy, and Empowerment in Therapy. 15. Diverse Counseling and Healing Strategies. Epilogue.Name Index. Subject more

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