Race, Culture and Counselling

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Nov 1, 2005 - Psychology - 306 pages
This substantially revised edition builds upon the foundations laid down in the first edition (which addressed, amongst other subjects, issues of race and power, cultures and their impact upon communication, and a review of the dominant theoretical discourses influencing counselling and psychotherapy and how these might impact upon mixed identity therapeutic relationships.)

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Contents

Chapter 01 The climate the context and the challenge
1
Chapter 02 Issues of race and power
23
Chapter 03 Towards understanding culture
40
Chapter 04 Cultural barriers to communication
51
Chapter 05 Communication language gesture and interpretation
65
intentions and limitations
82
Chapter 07 Nonwestern approaches to helping
102
Chapter 08 Training therapists to work with different and diverse clients
120
Chapter 12 Updating the models of identity development
179
Chapter 13 Key issues for black counselling practitioners in the UK with particular reference to their experiences in professional training
187
have you noticed?
198
Chapter 15 Specific issues for white counsellors
204
addressing the intersections of class gender sexual orientation and different abilities
217
Chapter 17 Race and culture in counselling research
229
Definitions
239
Bibliography
244

Chapter 09 Addressing the cultural context of the counselling organization
144
supporting the needs of therapists in multicultural and multiracial settings
155
Chapter 11 The challenge of research
167
Index
271
Back Cover
275
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Page 240 - I will use the term, is a segment of a larger society whose members are thought, by themselves and/or others, to have a common origin and to share important segments of a common culture and who, in addition, participate in shared activities in which the common origin and culture are significant ingredients...
Page 59 - It indicates the extent to which a society accepts the fact that power in institutions and organizations is distributed unequally." 303 Ygl. Hofstede (1980), S. 45: Unsicherheitsvermeidung „indicates the extent to which a society feels threatened by uncertain and ambiguous situations and tries to avoid these situations by providing greater career stability, establishing more formal rules, not tolerating deviant ideas and behaviors, and believing in absolute truths and the attainment of expertise.
Page 42 - In his unfinished Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind (1784-91) he wrote of Cultur. 'nothing is more indeterminate than this word, and nothing more deceptive than its application to all nations and periods'. He attacked the assumption of the universal histories that 'civilization...
Page 59 - Power distance indicates the extent to which a society accepts the fact that power in institutions and organizations is distributed unequally.
Page 41 - Williams 1981, 1982), has asserted (1985, p. 87) that "culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language".
Page 46 - No culture yet observed has been able to eradicate the differences in the temperaments of the persons who compose it. It is always a giveand-take. The problem of the individual is not clarified by stressing the antagonism between culture and the individual, but by stressing their mutual reinforcement.
Page 61 - Individualism: implies a loosely knit social framework in which people are supposed to take care of themselves and their immediate families only, whereas collectivism is characterized by a tight social framework in which people distinguish between ingroups and outgroups...
Page 43 - The sources of two of these we have already discussed: (i) the independent and abstract noun which describes a general process of intellectual, spiritual and aesthetic development, from C18; (ii) the independent noun, whether used generally or specifically, which indicates a particular way of life, whether of a people, a period, a group, or humanity in general, from Herder and Klemm.
Page 43 - The complex of senses indicates a complex argument about the relations between general human development and a particular way of life, and between both and the works and practices of art and intelligence.
Page 41 - Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language. This is so partly because of its intricate historical development, in several European languages, but mainly because it has now come to be used for important concepts in several distinct intellectual disciplines and in several distinct and incompatible systems of thought.

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