Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence: A Systems Approach

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Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2017-01-08
Publisher(s): Pearson
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Designed to help students and new counselors acquire multicultural counseling competence, this book includes self-development opportunities for fostering awareness, knowledge, and the skills necessary for understanding cultural makeup, understanding others of diverse identities and experiences, and engaging in facilitative counseling relationships. Expanding on the features that made the first two editions widely popular, this revision provides a closer look at how to apply the information in practice through an expanded number of case studies and “Voices from the Field” features. The new edition includes additional information on ethics in multicultural counseling and operationalization of the 2015 multicultural and social justice counseling competencies; increases the focus on international and refugee populations and immigration issues; and provides additional coverage on alternative counseling approaches with multicultural competencies.


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Author Biography

Danica G. Hays, PhD, LPC, NCC, is an associate professor of Counseling and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Research Award, Outstanding Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, and Glen E. Hubele National Graduate Student Award from the American Counseling Association as well as the Patricia B. Elmore Excellence in Measurement and Evaluation Award and President’s Special Merit Award from the Association of Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE).


Dr. Hays served as Founding Editor of Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, a national peer-refereed journal of the AACE, and is Editor of Counselor Education and Supervision, a national peer-refereed journal of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She served as President of the AACE in 2011-12. Her research interests include qualitative methodology, assessment and diagnosis, trauma and gender issues, and multicultural and social justice concerns in counselor preparation and community mental health. She has published over 75 articles and book chapters in these areas and coauthored or coedited these other books to date: Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings (Guilford Publications), Mastering the National Counselor Exam and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (Pearson), and the ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling (American Counseling Association). Professor Hays is also co-editor of the upcoming text, A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments (6th edition, National Career Development Association). She has been a faculty member at Old Dominion University since 2006 and her primary teaching responsibilities are doctoral-level research methods courses, assessment, and clinical supervision. 


Bradley T Erford, PhD, LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the school counseling program at Loyola University with primary teaching responsibilities in assessment, research, and lifespan development. He has held numerous professional leadership positions, including past president of the American Counseling Association, and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: The Foundations of Multicultural Counseling

Chapter 1: The Culturally Competent Counselor - Danica G. Hays and Amy L. McLeod

Chapter 2: Cultural Identity Development - Cheryl Moore-Thomas

SECTION TWO: Social Advocacy 

Chapter 3: Social Justice Counseling - Philip B. Gnilka, Caroline O’Hara, and Catherine Y. Chang  

Chapter 4: Racism and White Privilege - Danica G. Hays and Ann Shillingford

Chapter 5: Gender and Sexism - Anneliese A. Singh and Taryne M. Mingo 

Chapter 6: Sexual Orientation and Heterosexism - Michael P. Chaney and Michael Brubaker 

Chapter 7: Social Class and Classism - Kathryn S. Newton and Bradley T. Erford 

Chapter 8: Disability, Ableism, and Ageism - Debra E. Berens and Bradley T. Erford

SECTION THREE: Counseling Multicultural Populations

Chapter 9: Individuals and Families of African Descent - Patrice S. Bounds, Ahmad R. Washington, and Malik S. Henfield 

Chapter 10: Individuals and Families of Arab Descent - Sylvia C. Nassar-McMillan, Aisha Al-Qimlass, and Laura McLaughlin Gonzalez  

Chapter 11: Individuals and Families of Asian Descent - Linh Luu, Arpana G. Inman, and Alvin N. Alvarez 

Chapter 12: Individuals and Families of Latin Descent - José A. Villalba 

Chapter 13: Counseling Native Americans - Michael Tlanusta Garrett, J. T. Garrett, Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman, Lisa Grayshield, Edil Torres Rivera, Cyrus Williams, and Mark Parrish 

Chapter 14: Individuals and Families of European Descent - H. George McMahon, Pamela O. Paisley, and Bogusia Skudrzyk 

Chapter 15: Individuals and Families of Multiracial Descent - Kelley R. Kenney and Mark E. Kenney 

Chapter 16: Spiritual Diversity - Craig S. Cashwell and Amanda L. Giordano

SECTION FOUR: Multicultural Conceptualization 

Chapter 17: Alternative Approaches to Counseling Theories - Jonathan J. Orr 

Chapter 18: Multicultural Diagnosis and Conceptualization - Victoria E. Kress, Andrea Dixon, and Laura Shannonhouse



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