ISBN 9780132719254,Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Lifespan Perspective

Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Lifespan Perspective

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ISBN 9780132719254

Pearson Education

Publication Year 1998

ISBN 9780132719254

ISBN-10 0132719258


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 426 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

Written to explore the lives and potential counseling problems of African American, Asian American, European American, Hispanic American, and Native American populations, this text considers the powerful influences of a client's developmental stage and cultural background. It maintains that integrating multicultural and lifespan considerations is crucial to counseling effectiveness. The authors also advocate an understanding of individual differences -- cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, and individual -- in order for counselors to use existing strategies to their best advantage. Intervening with clients from diverse backgrounds, understanding and counseling specific groups during various lifespan stages, and professional issues/future directions of the multicultural counseling field are also covered.