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Counselling in a Multicultural Society

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February 2099 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`The book aptly describes, explores and hits the core of very complex issues around race, racism, culture, difference, dual identity, stereotypes, immigration and alienation... It is also very thought-provoking, raising questions about one's own ability to work more flexibly in the consulting room with clients of different backgrounds.... It is excellent for a directory of resources, useful for training purposes and an enabling "role model" for good practice in counselling in a multicultural society. I enjoyed it.... It should be a required handbook on the shelf of every caring professional working within a multicultural environment or setting' - Transformations, The PCSR Journal

This book examines the many complex issues surrounding counselling and therapy in a multicultural society. It aims to sensitize readers to the cultural and racial setting in which counselling occurs, and to raise awareness of the specific counselling needs of those from differing backgrounds.

The book explores the impact of culture on identity, and of cultural differences on interaction. It looks at how one might take a client's cultural context into consideration, or deal with racism, and provides a sophisticated account of the salient value systems of Western and non-Western cultures. Contributors also challenge the suitability of a client-centred approach for clients from non-Western backgrounds, and explore the possibilities for transcultural, culture-centred and multimodal models of counselling in the West.


Stephen Palmer and Pittu Laungani
Introduction
Counselling in a Multicultural Society

 
Don Rawson, Graham Whitehead and Mohan Luthra
The Challenges of Counselling in a Multicultural Society
Pittu Laungani
Culture and Identity
Implications for Counselling

 
Fred Roach
Culture, Counselling and Racial Issues
Waseem Alladin
Models of Counselling and Psychotherapy for a Multiethnic Society
Zack Eleftheriadou
Assessing the Counselling Needs of the Ethnic Minorities in Britain
Pittu Laungani
Client Centred or Culture Centred Counselling
Stephen Palmer
In Search of Effective Counselling across Cultures
Stephen Palmer
Developing an Individual Counselling Programme
A Multimodal Perspective

 

`[This book] consists of eight very compact chapters written by eight writers who, in my opinion, are highly skilled, sensitive, sophisticated professionals. They each write with the advantage of knowing that counselling in a multicultural society requires a unique understanding from a theoretical, practical and methodological point of view, with specific focus on black and ethnic minority communities, where mental health issues demand appropriate attention.... The book aptly describes, explores and hits the core of very complex issues around race, racism, culture, difference, dual identity, stereotypes, immigration and alienation in Britain.... It is also very thought-provoking, raising questions about one's own ability to change and work more flexibly in the consulting room with clients of different backgrounds... the book is very significant in providing food for thought. It is excellent for a directory of resources, useful for training purposes and an enabling "role model" for good practice in counselling in a multicultural society. I enjoyed it.... It should be a much respected and required handbook on the shelf of every caring professional working within a multicultural environment or setting' - Transformations, The PCSR Journal

`This is a very though provoking book and an invaluable resource for all counsellors' - Transcultural Mental Health On Line

`The chapter authors frequently refer to each other's work-phenomenon not always commonplace in edited publications. The decision to draw upon the expertise of this team of highly experienced practitioners has certainly paid off. Each chapter is well researched, sensitively written, challenging and thought provoking' - Counselling

`Stephen Palmer and Pittu Laungani have brought together a remarkably well qualified and learned group of practitioner/writers, from a variety of cultural backgrounds, in this interesting book' - Multi-Cultural Journal


Absolute must for trainee students, explores diversity and what it means to work in our society

Ms Deborah Flynn-Harland
Humanities , Worthing Sixth Form College
July 9, 2015

Diversity plays a large part in the students learning and this book provides some really useful additional information.

Mrs Julie Wyman
Book Reviews, Devon Counselling College
February 20, 2015

This excellent text covers all the core aspects of culture, identity, and the wide ranging issues in the context of counselling and Multicultural society. It offers critical exploration of concepts that highlights how to apply thinking in this professional context.

Mr Mike Bancroft
Counselling, Alton College
April 23, 2012

A well set out and easy to read book. Some really useful content for students involved in some settings. Discussion points useful to develop ideas. Good tips suggested on p166 that could be beneficial to many practitioners.

Mrs Pauline Williams
Health , Cheshire Hospices Education
May 26, 2011

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