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Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling

Dimensions of Multicultural Counseling
A Life Story Approach

January 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.
Ch 1. Multiculturalism, Theory and Competence
Ch 2. Oppression and Resilience
Ch 3. Self in Context
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?
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
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?
Ch 15. Carla's Story: One More Mile
Ch 16. Anthony's Story: From Radical to Bohemian to Suit Me
Ch 17. Karen's Story: Midlife Growing Pains
Ch 18. Transgender and Intersex Sexuality
Ch 19. Rachel's Story: Nurturing the Spirit
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 3

Chapter 5

Sara E. Schwarzbaum

Sara Schwarzbaum, EdD, LMFT, LCPC, is a retired Professor in the department of Counselor Education and a coordinator of the Master’s in Couple and Family Counseling Program at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She is also the founder of Couples Counseling Associates in Chicago. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Buenos Aires, Argentina and doctoral degree in counseling with an emphasis in family therapy from Northern Illinois University.  She has written articles that have appeared in the Psychotherapy Networker, Counseling Today and other publications. She is a consultant, trainer, and presenter at state... More About Author

Anita Jones Thomas

Anita Jones Thomas, PhD, is a counseling psychologist with specializations in multicultural counseling and family therapy, and is currently an Dean and Professor of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. She received a bachelor’s degree in human development and social policy from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in community counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Her doctorate in counseling psychology was received from Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests include critical consciousness, and racial identity, racial socialization, and parenting issues for African Americans. She... More About Author

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