Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy
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Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy by Uwe P. Gielen
Book DescriptionIn an era of globalization characterized by widespread migration and cultural contacts, psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals face a unique challenge: how does one practice successfully when working with clients from so many different backgrounds? Gielen, Draguns, and Fish argue that an understanding of the general principles of multicultural counseling is of great importance to all practitioners. The lack of this knowledge can have several negative consequences during therapy, including differences in expectations between counselor and client, misdiagnosis of the client's concerns, missed non-verbal cues, and the client feeling that she has been misunderstood. This volume focuses on the general nature of cultural influences in counseling rather than on counseling specific ethnic groups. Counseling practices from all over the world, not just those of Western society, are explored. Bringing together the work of a diverse group of international experts, the editors have compiled a volume that is not only concise and teachable, but also an essential guidebook for all mental-health professionals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805862041
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Uwe P. Gielen
Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context, Paperback (April 2011)
The spread of globalisation and a rise in immigration have increased the need for mental health practitioners to be able to interact effectively with people of different cultures. This book addresses this need by exploring the history, philosophy, processes, and trends in counselling and psychotherapy in countries around the world.
Toward a Global Psychology, Paperback (March 2007)
Provides an overview of the conceptual models, research methodologies, interventions, and pedagogical approaches that are appropriate to transnational settings. This book discusses topics including: the specialty of international psychology; guidelines for those involved in scientific and professional psychology around the world; and more.
Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing, Hardback (May 2004)» View all books by Uwe P. Gielen
This work offers an overview of the ways in which cultural variables interact with psychosocial and biological ones to affect the course and outcome of treatment. It considers issues in the context of a variety of different healing traditions around the world.
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Author Biography - Uwe P. Gielen
St. Francis College, New York, USA Pennsylvania State University, USA St. John's University, New York, USA
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