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Author Jerry Diller's practical text offers students a balance of clinical and theoretical information, focusing on effective methods of providing cross-cultural services. CULTURAL DIVERSITY: A PRIMER FOR THE HUMAN SERVICES, Fifth Edition, covers the general principles of cultural diversity, the process of cross-cultural service delivery, and cultural information on specific client populations. Updated with new topics and case studies, it also provides students with practical clinical suggestions and cautions through interviews with professionals from different ethnic backgrounds. In addition, the book helps students to better understand their own prejudices so that they can be more effective counselors when working with clients from different cultures.
- This edition features increased coverage of a variety of new and cutting edge topics, both theoretical and clinical. Topics include how to talk about race and ethnicity with clients, a personal reflection on exploring White privilege, an expanded discussion of Hays' ADDRESSING model, collective vs. individual treatment models of psychotherapy, and the social science testimony before the Supreme Court about school desegregation. Also discussed: working with complex trauma in children and adolescents, the globalization of American mental health practices, and refugees and immigrants.
- New case studies include one that showcases an exemplary community psychology approach to treatment, "Just Therapy," as practiced by the Family Centre of Wellington, New Zealand. Another new case study profiles The Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI).
- The topic of working with culturally diverse parents, families, and children has been expanded into two chapters: Chapter 6, "Working with Culturally Diverse Parents and Families," and Chapter 7, "Culturally Sensitive Treatment With Children."
- A new interview, "Working with South Asian American Clients: An Interview with Sumana Kaipa," has been added in an all-new Chapter 16.
- The clinical chapter on "Working with Clinically Diverse Clients" now appears earlier in the book (as Chapter 3 instead of Chapter 9) to provide support for students simultaneously enrolled in field placement.
- Case studies illustrate how to effectively deliver cross-cultural counseling services.
- Real-world examples, personal clinical experiences, and anecdotes help students develop an understanding of difference, as well as apply the text concepts and learn about their own biases and discomforts.
- This book helps students build a general understanding of what cultural diversity is and why it is important. It also helps students better understand their own prejudices so that they can be more effective counselors when working with clients from different cultures.
- Students receive practical clinical suggestions and cautions through captivating interviews with professionals of different ethnic backgrounds, including Latino/Latina, Native American, African American, Asian American, and Arab and Muslim American.
- Self-awareness questions help students become more aware of what racism is, as well as how to become aware of and alter negative racial attitudes.
- Extensive materials are provided on ethnic identity and models of minority development, as well as their clinical application.
2. What It Means to Be Culturally Competent.
3. Working with Culturally Diverse Clients.
4. Understanding Racism, Prejudice, and White Privilege.
5. Understanding Culture and Cultural Differences.
6. Working with Culturally Diverse Parents and Families.
7. Culturally Sensitive Treatment with Children.
8. Bias in Service Delivery.
9. Mental Health Issues.
10. Treating Victims of Ethnic Conflict, Genocide, and Mass Violence.
11. Working with Latino/a Clients: An Interview with Roberto Almanzan.
12. Working with Native American Clients: An Interview with Jack Lawson.
13. Working with African American Clients: An Interview with Veronique Thompson.
14. Working with Asian American Clients: An Interview with Dan Hocoy.
15. Working with Arab and Muslim American Clients: An Interview with Marwan Dwairy.
16. Working with South Asian American Clients: An Interview with Sumana Kaipa.
17. Working with White Ethnic Clients: An Interview with the Author.
18. Some Closing Thoughts.
"[This is a] good text that promotes discussion and critical thinking about culture. It is well organized and has good detail. It is easy to read and is not wordy. It is concise and not as bulky as some of the writing in culture texts. "- Caroline Brackette, Mercer University
"The text is well-written and reader friendly. It serves as a nice introduction of topics, terms, concepts, and information related to diversity issues for the field of human services. The interviews are a plus. " - Jill Dustin, Old Dominion University
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Online Instructor's Manual
An online Instructor's Manual accompanies this book. It contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including sample syllabi, discussion questions, teaching and learning activities, field experiences, learning objectives, and additional online resources. For assessment support, the updated test bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.
Online Test Bank
An online Test Bank accompanies this book. It contains assessment support including true/false, multiple choice, matching, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter.