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Social Justice, Multicultural Counseling, and Practice
Beyond a Conventional Approach


Courses:
LGBT Counseling

June 2009 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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.

Key Features

  • 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.)


Intended Audience
Based on holistic thinking and transformative learning styles, this core text is ideal for graduate courses in counseling, psychology, or social work.


 
Preface
 
Ch 1. Introduction
The Millennium and Two Essential Ingredients

 
Unique Structures

 
Suggestions for Using the Book

 
Outline of the Chapters

 
 
PART I: A PRACTITIONER'S AWARENESS OF HER OWN WORLDVIEW
 
Ch 2. Intrapersonal Communication (Inner Dialogue)
Intrapersonal Communication and Values, Beliefs, and Biases

 
Intrapersonal Communication and Ethnocentrism

 
 
Ch 3. Assessment of a Practitioner's Values, Beliefs, and Biases
Barriers to an Individual's Self-Assessment of Her Own Values, Beliefs, and Biases

 
Awareness of Inner Experience

 
Self-Assessment of Values, Beliefs, and Biases

 
The Impact of a Practitioner's Values, Beliefs, and Biases on Assessing and Treating Clients

 
 
PART II: A PRACTITIONER'S AWARENESS OF SYSTEMATIC OPRESSION/PRIVILEGE AND INTERNALIZED OPPRESSION/PRIVILEGE
 
Ch 4: Racism
Race and Racism

 
Social Categorization Theory

 
Variations Within and Among Races

 
Racism and Racial Prejudice and Inappropriate Thinking Styles/Patterns

 
Strategies for and Benefits of Dismantling Racism and Racial Prejudice for Whites

 
A Practitioner's Assessment of Self in Relation to White Oppression/Privilege

 
 
Ch 5. Sexism
Difference Among Sex, Gender, and Sexism

 
Social Construction of Gender

 
Social Comparison Theory

 
Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
The Intersection of Gender and Race

 
Variations Among Men, Among Women, and Between Men and Women

 
Sexism and Inappropriate Thinking Styles/Patterns

 
Strategies for and Benefits of Dismantling Sexism

 
A Practitioner's Assessment of Self in Relation to Sexism, Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
 
Ch 6. Heterosexism
Difference Among Sexual Orientation, Homophobia, and Heterosexism

 
Social Construction of Heterosexism

 
Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

 
Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Privilege/Oppression

 
Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

 
Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
Variations Within and Among Nonheterosexuals

 
Heterosexism or Homophobia and Inappropriate Thinking Styles/Patterns

 
Strategies for and Benefits of Dismantling Heterosexism

 
A Practitioner's Assessment of Self in Relation to Heterosexism, Systematic Oppression/Privilege, and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
 
Ch 7. Classism
A Definition of Class and Classism

 
Social Construction of Classism

 
Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Class

 
Variations Within and Among Classes

 
Classism and Inappropriate Thinking Styles/Patterns

 
Strategies for and Benefits of Dismantling Classism

 
A Practitioner's Assessment of Self in Relation to Classism, Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
 
Ch 8. Ableism
Difference Between Disability and Ableism

 
Social Construction of Ableism

 
Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
Intersections of Impairment/Disability, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Class

 
Variations Within and Among Individuals With Impairment/Disability

 
Ableism and Inappropriate Thinking Styles/Patterns

 
Strategies for and Benefits of Dismantling Ableism

 
A Practitioner's Assessment of Self in Relation to Ableism, Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
 
Ch 9. Other "Isms" Due to Age, Language, Religion, and Region
Other "Isms"

 
Social Construction of "Isms"

 
Systematic Oppression/Privilege and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Class, Impairment/Disability, and Other Identities

 
Variations Within and Among Age, Language, Religion, and Region

 
Other "Isms" and Inappropriate Thinking Styles/Patterns

 
Strategies for and Benefits of Dismantling "Isms"

 
A Practitioner's Assessment of Self in Relation to Other "Isms", Systematic Oppression/Privilege, and Internalized Oppression/Privilege

 
 
Ch 10. Deconstructing Inappropriate Hierarchical, Dichotomous, and Linear Thinking Styles/Patterns
Reasons for Change

 
Deconstructing Through Transformative Learning

 
Internalized Oppression/Privilege and Thinking Styles/Patterns

 
Diligent and Mindful Practice

 
Transformation at the Institutional Level

 
 
PART III: A PRACTITIONER'S AWARENESS OF THE CLIENT'S WORLDVIEW
 
Ch 11. Identity Development
Identity Development

 
Models of Identity Development for Nondominant Monoracial Groups

 
Models of Identity Development for Biracial and Multiracial Groups

 
Models of Identity Development for Whites

 
Models of Identity Development for Gays and Lesbians

 
Variations Among and Within Racial Groups

 
Similarities and Differences Between Dominant Group and Nondominant Group Identity Development

 
 
Ch 12. Multiple Identities
Challenges of Assessing Multiple Identities

 
Fluidity of Identity Development

 
 
Ch 13. Culturally Appropriate Assessment
Foundations for Accurate Assessment

 
Assessment in Relation to Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Class, Disability/Impairment, Age, Language, Religion, Region, and Their Multiple Intersections

 
Assessment of the Intersections of Multiple Identities (Race, Gender, Class, Sexual Orientation, Impairment/Disability, Age, Language, Religion, and Region)

 
Rating Scales for Thinking Styles, Multiple Identities, Dominant Identities

 
Rating Scale for Acculturation

 
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) and Its Appropriateness as an Assessment Tool for Multicultural Populations

 
ACA, APA, and NASW Ethics Codes and Cultural Sensitivity

 
 
Ch 14. Culturally Appropriate Treatment/Healing
Culturally Appropriate Treatment

 
To Be a Multiculturally Competent Practitioner

 
Experiental Learning Through Case Studies

 
 
About the Author

Not relevant to topics of the module

Dr Jessica Jones Nielsen
Department of Psychology, City University
January 13, 2014

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

Mrs Deborah Regan
academy, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
September 19, 2012

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.

Excellent book.

Miss Paula Williams
Counselling & Psychotherapy, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
September 15, 2012

Adopted as a supplement text, as it covers all necessary areas of social psych.

Dr LaNina Mompremier
Psychology Dept, Gallaudet University
January 3, 2012

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.

Professor Tara Fortner
School of Human Services, Springfield College - School of Human Services
November 27, 2011

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.

Professor Monique LeSarre
Sch Of Professional Psychology, California Institution of Integral Studies
November 7, 2011

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.

Ms Lisa Hackett
Dept: Medical & Social Care Education, University of Leicester
March 31, 2011

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.

Dr Susan Norton
Professional Studies Dept, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
March 21, 2011

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.

Ms Joan Steidl
Community Counseling/Education, John Carroll University
November 30, 2009
Key features
  • Timely, cutting-edge approach
  • Transformative thinking and learning approach
  • Includes experiential activities such as journal writing, drawing, skits, and narrative
  • Broad multidisciplinary market - psychology, social work, human services, and counseling and psychotherapy
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