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 on 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, Robinson-Wood has created a genuinely insightful and thoroughly practical volume.
Highlights of the New Edition:
* New! Chapter 8, People of the Middle East and Arab Americans
* New! Chapter 10, Converging Biracial and Multicultural Identitites
* New! Chapter 17, Converging Spirituality
* Chapter 16 now emphasizes Advocacy and Social Justice in Counseling and Psychotherapy
* Chapter 14 now focuses specifically on people with disabilties
* Chapter 13, Converging Sexuality, now includes coverage on Transgendered clients
* Coverage of Assessment in has been expanded to discuss the AAC Standards on Multicultural Assessment.