Higher Education

Diversity in Counseling, 2nd Edition

  • Robyn Brammer Central Washington University
  • ISBN-10: 0840034539  |  ISBN-13: 9780840034533
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.75
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About

Overview

Designed to help readers gain a better understanding of cultural dynamics, DIVERSITY IN COUNSELING, 2nd Edition encourages students to examine their own biases and perspectives and apply the material to clinical practice. The text provides a comprehensive examination of issues concerning ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and mixed cultural identities, and assists the reader in applying the information to counseling. Each chapter includes critical- thinking material, consisting of insight exercises, personal stories, and questions to consider.

Features and Benefits

  • This text examines five ethnic populations (African Americans, Latin Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and European Americans) and four groups that focus on gender and sexual orientation (gays and lesbians; transgendered persons; women and feminism; and men and the men's movement), and it includes a chapter devoted to mixed cultural identities.
  • Each chapter follows a common outline, making it easy to compare and contrast concepts. Students explore the history of oppression, family, economics, education, health, cultural uniqueness, psychological issues, within-group differences, and counseling issues.
  • The author presents specific counseling skills, as well as reasons why traditional, Eurocentric therapeutic interventions may be inadequate for each of the ethnic and gender groups covered in the text.
  • Chapter-opening "Insight Exercises" present thought-provoking stories designed to stimulate individual and group exploration.
  • Personal stories in each chapter are written from a specific cultural perspective. Stories range from a mother's attempt to fight the social stigma directed at her HIV-infected bisexual son to a Latino's struggle to understand his European-American wife's different values.
  • Questions to Consider" help students think more thoroughly about issues raised in the chapter, apply the material to counseling, and at times ask students to research a topic.
  • The book explores how religious involvement shapes cultural perspectives and behaviors as it relates to counseling and diversity.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Diversity.
2. Social Justice and Counseling Standards.
3. European Americans.
4. African Americans.
5. Latino/a Americans.
6. Asian Americans.
7. Native Americans.
8. Arab and Jewish Americans.
9. Mixed Cultural Identities.
10. People with Gender Variations.
11. Gays and Lesbians.
12. Women and Feminism.
13. Men and the Men's Movement.
14. Culture of Appearance.

What's New

  • There is additional emphasis on social justice, advocacy, and increased personal responsibility in each chapter.
  • Practical suggestions for working with people from different cultural groups are provided in every chapter, with the chapters including first-person stories from counselors and clients.
  • A new chapter on social justice includes a discussion of accreditation requirements for counselors, psychologists, and social workers.
  • Each chapter ends with social justice guidelines to help students think of ways to challenge their world.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0840034555 | ISBN-13: 9780840034557)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robyn Brammer

Robyn Brammer is an associate professor of counseling at West Texas A&M University and the director of its counseling program. She earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Southern California, and has spent the last decade developing her expertise in multiculturalism and gender issues. She has lived in Latino and Asian communities and worked in African American neighborhoods. Dr. Brammer maintains a private practice specializing in gender and sexuality issues.