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1st Edition

Derald Wing Sue, Allen E. Ivey, Paul B. Pedersen

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1996
  • 286 Pages


In this breakthrough book, three leaders in the field draw on their years of experience to formulate the first ever "multicultural counseling theory." After the authors' presentation of their theory, experts in specific areas of the field present their views on the proposed theory and comment on how it applies to their particular areas of expertise. Preceding each contributed essay, the authors provide continuity to the text by conducting an "assumption audit" of the key points and ideas inherent in each respondent's chapter. They then integrate these assumptions in a final chapter addressing the future of multicultural theory development.

Derald Wing Sue, Teacher’s College, Columbia College

Derald Wing Sue is professor of psychology and education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written extensively in the field of counseling psychology and multicultural counseling/therapy and is co-author of a bestselling book, COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. Dr. Sue has served as president of the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues and has received numerous awards for teaching and service. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Allen E. Ivey,

Allen E. Ivey received his Ed.D. from Harvard University. He is currently affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.

Paul B. Pedersen, Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii; Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University

  • This is the first book to describe an underlying theory for multicultural counseling and therapy, written by three leaders in the field.
  • After the theory is presented in the opening chapters, experts in specific areas of the field (traditional theories of counseling, research, practice, training, organizational development, ethnocentricism/bias in counseling, and specific populations) provide chapters that consider three dimensions.
  • Following each contributed essay, authors Sue, Ivey, and Pederson distill key points and ideas in five-to-seven page reactions, thus providing continuity to the text.
1. Shortcomings in Contemporary Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy. 2. Basic Assumptions of a Theory of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy. 3. Research, Practice, and Training Implications of MCT Theory.
4. MCT Theory and Implications for Organizations/Systems, by Pamela Highlen, Ohio State University. 5. MCT Theory and Implications for Indigenous Healing, by Courtland C. Lee, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. 6. Theoretical Implications of MCT Theory, by Gerald Corey, California State University, Fullerton. 7. MCT Theory and Implications for Practice, by Donald Pope-Davis, University of Maryland, College Park, and Madonna G. Constantine, Temple University, Philadelphia. 8. MCT Theory and Implications for Training, by Ena Vasquez-Nuttall, Jennifer Joyce Webber, and William Sanchez, Northeastern University. 9. MCT Theory and Implications for Research, by J. Manual Casas and David Mann, University of California, Santa Barbara. 10. MCT Theory and Ethnocentricism in Counseling, by Judy Daniels and Michael D''Andrea, University of Hawaii, Manoa.
11. MCT Theory and African-American Populations, by Thomas Parham, University of California, Irvine. 12. MCT Theory and Native-American Populations, by Teresa LaFromboise and Margo Jackson, Stanford University. 13. MCT Theory and Asian-American Populations, by Fred T. Leong, The Ohio State University. 14. MCT Theory and Latina(o)-American Populations, by Patricia Arredondo, Empowerment Workshops, Boston. 15. MCT Theory and Women, by Mary Ballou, Northeastern University.
16. MCT Theory Development: Implications for The Future.