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Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling
A Life Story Approach



April 2008 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Culture and Identity in Multicultural Counseling is a proposal to expand a T2 into a T1. This book is a collection of life stories of various individuals from different races, ethnic groups, religions, and social classes and the authors highlight important areas in the individuals' lives that had an impact on the formation of their cultural identity. The authors then analyze each story drawing out clinical applications for counselors and highlighting various techniques and interventions that are helpful with each individual. As the authors have promoted their current book, they have encountered instructors that have used it and have requested that the book be expanded to include the relevant theoretical material so it can be used as a main text. Their initial idea was to create a supplemental reader to go along with the current version, but we talked them into expanding it so it can be sold as a stand-alone textbook. The key advantage of using this text over its primary competitor would be that the book brings the course to life by using actual people as models with which to learn effective multicultural counseling.  In addition, the authors have developed a DVD that goes along with the book and would like to include it in the instructor's resource materials. The DVD would give us a major advantage over the competing text as it will demonstrate the counseling process in action with some of the individuals analyzed in the book.
 
Preface
 
SECTION I. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
 
Ch 1. Multiculturalism, Theory and Competence
 
Ch 2. Oppression and Resilience
 
Ch 3. Self in Context
 
SECTION II. DIMENSIONS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
 
Ch 4. Julie's Story: So What if I'm a Black Woman?
 
Ch 5. Butch's Story: Who Am I?
 
Ch 6. Betsie's Story: I Am 100 Percent Jewish
 
Ch 7. Maribel's Story: When Are You Going to Have Kids?
 
SECTION III: DIMENSIONS OF IMMIGRATION AND ACCULTURATION
 
Ch 8. Vu's Story: I Am an American
 
Ch 9. Esteban's Story: Still Uprooted
 
Ch 10. Maria Luz's Story: Here We Are Not Free
 
Ch 11. Teresa's Story: I Didn't Want to Go to Church on Sunday
 
SECTION IV: DIMENSIONS OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
 
Ch 12. Frank's Story: Hearing God's Voice
 
Ch 13. Bob's Story: The Good Christian Son
 
Ch 14. Katie's Story: Catholic and Jewish? How Can It Be?
 
SECTION V: DIMENSIONS OF SOCIAL CLASS
 
Ch 15. Carla's Story: One More Mile
 
Ch 16. Anthony's Story: From Radical to Bohemian to Suit Me
 
SECTION VI: DIMENSIONS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION
 
Ch 17. Karen's Story: Midlife Growing Pains
 
Ch 18. Transgender and Intersex Sexuality
 
Ch 19. Rachel's Story: Nurturing the Spirit
 
Appendix
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors
 
Using Real Life Stories in Multicultural Counseling Courses

Excellent book! I will use it in the future will all of my multicultural counseling courses.

Dr Glinda Rawls
Counselor Ed Couns Psych Dept, Western Michigan University
July 23, 2013

Love the case approach of this text. Has great supplemental resources including podcast, video clips, articles, etc. on the text website.

Dr LaNina Mompremier
Psychology Dept, Gallaudet University
January 3, 2012

It fit into the scope of my class and provides for a more realistic view of the complexities of cultural diversity.

Dr Lonnie Duncan
Counselor Ed Couns Psych Dept, Western Michigan University
October 28, 2010

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