Culture and Counseling: New Approaches
Frederick D. Harper, John McFadden
Allyn & Bacon, 2003 - Education - 426 pages
Culture and Counseling has been designed to serve as a resource for professionals in the fields of Multicultural Counseling, Cross-Cultural Counseling, or Diversity and Culture in Counseling. In this authoritative new book, leading authors address culture and counseling as related to theoretical models, American ethnicities, spirituality, immigrants, intercultural families, gender, sexual orientation, diagnosis and interventions, supervision, and ethics. Counseling professionals, psychologists.
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In conceptualizing the notion of mental health for African Americans, it is
important to remember that operationalizing the construct cannot simply be
reflected in the absence of mental illness or freedom from disease notions.
Developing their minds, bodies, and spirits so that their consciousness can be
appropriately centered on the task at hand. □ Remembering the past by
promoting congruence and harmony in ways that a client's consciousness can be
In contrast, we believe it is important to remember that real trust is not an external
circumstance but an internal virtue. Therefore, the most appropriate posture to
assume is not "can I trust you?" but rather "can I trust myself enough to take an ...
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PART ONE Cultural Viewpoints of Counseling
On Becoming an Existential CrossCultural
Increasing the Cultural Awareness Knowledge
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