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Working Inter-Culturally in Counselling Settings

1st Edition

Edited by Aisha Dupont-Joshua


254 pages

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What does it mean to work inter-culturally?

Our multi-cultural society is changing the parameters of counselling. Working Inter-Culturally in Counselling Settings explores how racial issues can be recognised and worked within a practical, clinical setting. The book looks at how the counselling setting can influence practice, and the book includes chapters in a range of settings, including:

* counselling training and supervision

* social work

* the probation service and prisons

* setting up counselling services in culturally diverse communities.

Aisha Dupont-Joshua, together with contributors of diverse cultural heritage, moves away from exclusive white models of thought, and adopts more of a world view, inclusive of cultural difference. Working Inter-Culturally in Counselling Settings will be invaluable for counsellors, trainers, supervisors and other mental health professionals.

Table of Contents

Dupont-Joshua, Introduction. McKenzie Mavinga, Creative Writing as Healing in Black Women's Groups. Ochieng, Working with an African Perspective in Counselling Practice. Wolfe, Vitebsky, Assumptions and Expectation: Adapting to Diverse Cultural Settings. Mohammad, Working with the Effects of Divorce on Asian Women in Northampton. Lawrence, Racial and Cultural Issues in Counselling Training. Williamson, Counselling and Cultural Diversity in Prison. Thomas, Working Interculturally with Probation and Forensic Clients. Arnold, Intercultural Counselling in a Social Services Setting. Igwe, The Impact of Multi-Cultural Issues on the Supervision Process.

About the Editor

Aisha Dupont-Joshua, originally from South Africa, is an inter-cultural therapist and trainer, teaching at Lambeth College, London and Southampton University. She has written extensively in the BACP Counselling Journal and has been editor of the RACE Multicultural Journal.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health