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Counseling Across Cultures

Counseling Across Cultures

Seventh Edition
Edited by:

March 2015 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
  • The book is edited by pioneers in the field who helped found the multicultural movement in the 1980s.
  • A useful five-part, 24-chapter format provides balanced coverage.
  • Broad coverage explores a wide range of topics, from spirituality in counseling across cultures to culturally appropriate counseling interventions with diverse client populations.
  • Critical Incidents (expanded cases) offer students the opportunity to analyze and think critically about a variety of cultural situations.
Part I: Essential Components of Cross-Cultural Counseling
Paul B. Pedersen & Mark Pope
Chapter 1: Toward Effectiveness Through Empathy
Juris G. Draguns
Chapter 2: Counseling Encounters in Multicultural Contexts: An Introduction
Walter J. Lonner
Chapter 3: Assessment of Persons in Cross-Cultural Counseling
Timothy B. Smith, Alberto Soto & Derek Griner
Multicultural Counseling Foundations: A Synthesis of Research Findings on Selected Topics
Part II: Ethnocultural Contexts and Cross-Cultural Counseling
John Gonzalez & Joseph E. Trimble
Chapter 5: Counseling North American Indigenous Peoples
Frederick T. L. Leong, D. John Lee, & Zornitsa Kalibatseva
Chapter 6: Counseling Asian Americans: Client and Therapist Variables
Ivory Achebe Toldson, Kelechi C. Anyanwu, & Casilda Maxwell
Chapter 7: Counseling Persons of Black African Ancestry
J. Manuel Casas, A. Pati Cabrera, & Melba J. T. Vasquez
Chapter 8: ¡Adelante! Counseling the Latina/o from Guiding Theory to Practice
Marwan Dwairy & Fatimah El-Jamil
Chapter 9: Counseling Muslim and Arab Clients
Part III: Counseling Issues in Broadly-Defined Cultural Categories
Michi Fu, Joe Nee & Yin-Chen Shen
Chapter 10: Gender, Sexism, Heterosexism and Privilege across Cultures
Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, Melissa Donovick, & Kee J.E. Straits
Chapter 11: Counseling the Marginalized
Cheryl Holcomb McCoy & Ileana Gonzalez
Chapter 12: Counseling in Schools: Issues and Practice
Eliza A. Dragowski & María R. Scharrón del-Rio
Chapter 13: Reflective Clinical Practice with People of Marginalized Sexual Identities
Part IV: Counseling Individuals in Transitional, Traumatic, or Emergent Situations
Nancy Arthur
Chapter 14: Counseling International Students in the Context of Cross-Cultural Transitions
Fred Bemak & Rita Chi-Ying Chung
Chapter 15: Counseling Immigrants and Refugees
Beth Boyd
Chapter 16: Counseling Survivors of Disaster
Laura Smith & Melanie E. Brewster
Chapter 17: Counseling in the Context of Poverty
Jaimee Stuart & Colleen Ward
Chapter 18: The Ecology of Acculturation: Implications for Counseling Across Cultures
Part V: Professional Counseling in a Selection of Culture-Mediated Human Conditions and Circumstances
Daisy R. Singla & Frances Aboud
Chapter 19: Health Psychology and Cultural Competence
James Allen, Jordan Lewis, & Michelle Johnson-Jennings
Chapter 20: Well-being and Health
Guillermo Bernal, Jennifer Morales-Cruz, & Keishalee Gómez-Arroyo
Chapter 21: Family Counseling and Therapy with Diverse Ethnocultural Groups
Mary A. Fukuyama & Ana Puig
Chapter 22: Religion, Spirituality and Culture-Oriented Counseling
Lisa Rey Thomas & Dennis M. Donovan
Chapter 23: Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Health Promotion in Cross-Cultural Counseling
Mary B. McRae
Chapter 24: Group Dynamics in a Multicultural World


Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank, is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • Author-created, chapter-specific case studies provide opportunities for readers to analyze applied situations.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Learning objectives reinforce the most important material
  • Case studies and discussion questions help students apply chapter principles

This book provides an excellent guide to an in depth reflexion about a big diversity of cultural dimensions that can impact counselling practice. Very important reference in this multicultural societies that we live nowadays.

Dr florbela Teixeira Soares
Department of Psychology and Counselling, Newman University
October 20, 2020

As we live in a multi-cultural society this is a fantastic book opening knowledge on the way counselling is undertaken in a variety of cultures and settings.

Miss Sam Ford
Psychology, Southend Adult Community College
January 29, 2020

Did not receive this publication, therefore, am unable to write a review.

Mr Richard Carroll
Department of Counselling, Guildford College
November 22, 2017

I really enjoy this book. It is extremely detailed and an easy read. I strongly recommend this book.

Dr Malik Raheem
Counseling/Special Ed Dept, California State Univ-Fresno
September 21, 2017

'Counseling across cultures' is a contemporary exploration into cultural issues which may affect counselling. This is one of the best books available for students studying counselling or counsellors in practice in reference to counselling and culture.

Ms Victoria Louise Booth
H.E Care, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
November 15, 2015

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