6th Edition

Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy A Lifespan Approach

By Leroy G. Baruth, M. Lee Manning Copyright 2016
    388 Pages
    by Routledge

    388 Pages
    by Routledge

    Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy, 6th ed, offers counseling students and professionals a distinctive lifespan approach that emphasizes the importance of social justice and diversity in mental health practice. Chapters include case studies, reflection questions, and examinations of current issues in the field. Each chapter also discusses the ways in which a broad range of factors—including sexuality, race, gender identity, and socioeconomic conditions—affect clients’ mental health, and gives students the information they need to best serve clients from diverse backgrounds.

    Preface  Part I: Overview  1. Introduction to to Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy  2. Identity Development and Models  3. The Culturally Effective Counselor  Part II: Understanding and Counseling Clients in Multicultural Settings and Throughout the Lifespan  4. Multicultural Human Growth and Development  5. Understanding African American Clients  6. Counseling African American Clients  7. Understanding American Indian Clients  8. Counseling American Indian Clients  9. Understanding Asian American Clients  10. Counseling Asian American Clients  11. Understanding European American Clients  12. Counseling European American Clients  13. Understanding Hispanic American Clients  14. Counseling Hispanic American Clients  15. Understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients  16. Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients  Part III: Professional Issues in Multicultural Counseling  17. Issues in Multicultural Counseling  Epilogue  Appendix A  References  Name Index  Subject Index


    Leroy G. Baruth is professor and chair of the department of human development and psychological counseling in the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He received his doctorate from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

    M. Lee Manning is professor and eminent scholar in the department of teaching and learning in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his doctorate from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, and has published more than 175 journal articles and 35 books.

    "Looking at the pillars of ethnicity, class, race, gender, ability, and sexual orientation from a theoretical and clinical perspective, Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy provides students with a guide to framing difficult discussions around multiculturalism. An essential text and model for educators as we empower our students to embrace and appreciate their impact in a multitude of therapeutic encounters, the new edition frames an understanding of multicultural scholarship and pedagogy in today’s changing and challenging world."

    Sharon Blackwell Jones, PhD, assistant professor of counselor education at Radford University

    "Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy is a thoughtful and thorough addition to the counseling profession. The integration of the current understanding of multicultural counseling and lifespan development recognizes an often overlooked tenet that clients are influenced by culture, and the manifestation of their unique experience interacts with the transitional nature of human development. The case studies bring the concepts to life for the student of counseling and the activities provide a real bonus for the professor."

    E.H. Mike Robinson, PhD, professor of counselor education at the University of Central Florida

    "In Multicultural Counseling and Psychotherapy, case studies illustrate points that help students to consider critical concepts when applying techniques to diverse groups. Various aspects of diversity are considered using a lifespan approach. The intersection of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and life experiences are explored and considered as theories and techniques are discussed. This edition also has a strong social justice perspective that encourages the reader to consider divergent viewpoints and various worldviews. I highly recommend this textbook."

    Wendy Killam, PhD, NCC, CRC, LPC, professor at Stephen F. Austin State University