Social Justice, Multicultural Counseling, and Practice
Beyond a Conventional Approach
- Heesoon Jun - The Evergreen State College, USA
Until now, an important aspect of multicultural counseling has been long overlooked amid the profusion of literature—the practical application of multicultural theory. Social Justice, Multicultural Counseling, and Practice: Beyond a Conventional Approach fills this void and tackles some of the top challenges in multicultural counseling including how to implement multicultural theory and how to practice social justice and equity. This groundbreaking work takes a multilayered and multidimensional approach that will help practitioners "walk the talk" of multicultural competency. It introduces a new model that will give practitioners a clearer understanding of the client's worldview for culturally appropriate assessment, diagnoses, and treatment.
- Provides Concrete Strategies boxes for introduced concepts
- Emphasizes self-reflection and self-awareness for practitioners
- Contains exercises to help practitioners better understand ethnocentrism, types of thinking styles, and automatic thought patterns
- Examines the complexities of the intersection of multiple identities and sociocultural contexts
- Includes a unique organization style that groups topics by various "isms" (ageism, classism, racism, etc.)
Based on holistic thinking and transformative learning styles, this core text is ideal for graduate courses in counseling, psychology, or social work.
I will be using this book for my Level 3 and Level 4 students.
Not relevant to topics of the module
this is an excellent book for delivery of our multiculturally counselling modules
it is accesssible to students of all levels of the programme and its concepts are clear and easily accesible for students learning
Well structure and easy to read book for all levels of learning and professionals.
It provides a holistic view on the topic of multiculturalism without any bias, allowing the reader to formulate their own opinion.
Adopted as a supplement text, as it covers all necessary areas of social psych.
Jun (2010) does an outstanding job of providing counselor educators with a text that appropriately reflects what we know about multicultural counseling competencies. For years I have struggled to find a text that helps my students understand the psychology behind stereotypes and prejudices, emphasizes the importance of counselor self-awareness, explains identity development, and touches on aspects of multiculturalism beyond race and ethnicity (religion, social class & sexual orientation). Jun's experience as a counselor educator as well as a practitioner, is reflected in his production of an informative and practical text.
I am thrilled at the direction this text is heading combining cultural competency and apa recmmendations and taking them into the therapy room through the depth work of the clinician. I am also appreciating that this book attempts to de-center whiteness as the presumed therapist candidate.
I found this book very engaging and a very useful tool in terms of considering a multicultural approach in social work practice. I specifically liked the fact it contained exercises to help practitioners consider their own thought patterns and reflect on what might be influencing these. I have recommended the book to my colleagues in social work practice and also as additional/supplemental reading for my students who are studying the MA in social work. I believe that this book will become more relevant to my students once they are out on placement in their second year. A lively and interesting read that importantly encourages the reader to consider and develop their own self awareness and self reflection.
I just received this text this week - and I really haven't had a chance to review it yet - unfortunately my book order was due by the 15th - so I didn't get it in time for consideration - I will peruse and consider at least for another semester as a recommended text - I like the Social Justice piece.
I am considering for Fall 10...it is an excellent book...and interesting approach to the topic...Candidly, I need more time to read and digest and see if it is a teaching style/approach that I am comfortable with...I will attempt to use portions of it this semester to see how it is received by students and how I feel I can teach the material...I am very interested in considerting for Fall 10.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 3 - Assessment of a Practitioner’s Values, Beliefs, and Biases