`The book contains comprehensive coverage of issues relating to multicultural counselling, still current ten years after the first of the collected papers was published. The discussion points after each chapter give the whole book a text-book feel, which belies its more general significance as a professional
'Raising cultural awareness and challenging assumptions, this book will be essential reading' - Stress News
Race is a complex and sensitive subject which has a direct and significant bearing on counselling. Multicultural Counselling provides insights and provokes debate about the impact of race and ethnicity on counsellors, their clients and the therapeutic process.
Edited by Stephen Palmer, this collection of 20 articles represents the multiplicity of issues raised by counselling in a multicultural society. It examines topics which affect all counsellors, including the dynamics of mixed and same race counselling relationships and the dilemmas which confront counsellors in how to address issues related to racism which are raised in counselling.
The book covers both theory and practice, outlining different approaches to multicultural and transcultural counselling, highlighting the racism implicit in some counselling theory and providing examples of multicultural counselling practice. The Reader also presents fresh perspectives on counselling from beyond the predominantly white, Western culture in which it evolved and discussion issues at the end of each chapter further encourage the reader to take a critical and questioning approach to the subject.
Multicultural Counselling brings to the fore the key issues involved in multicultural counselling and captures the full complexity of the subject. Essential reading for trainee and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and others involved in therapeutic relationships with clients, the book aims to raise cultural awareness and challenge assumptions.
Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is an award winning psychologist and psychotherapist. He is Founder Director of the Centre for Stress Management, London. He is the UK's first Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at Middlesex University. He has authored/edited over 50 books including The Beginner's Guide to Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2015). He is Co-editor of the European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice. Currently he is Honorary President of the International Stress Management Association; President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology; Founder Co-Chair of the London Branch of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies; a Founder Director and Vice President of the Society of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and a Director and Deputy Chair of the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. His interests include jazz, art and coastal walking.
PART ONE: COUNSELLING AND RACE Counselling and Race - Colin Lago and Joyce Thompson Working with Issues of Race in Counselling - Aisha Dupont-Joshua PART TWO: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MULTICULTURAL COUNSELLING Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy - Zack Eleftheriadou A Philosophical Framework Multicultural Issues in Eclectic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - Colin Lago and Roy Moodley Counselling Idiographically - Stephen Palmer The Multimodal Approach Transcultural Family Therapy - Zoubida Guernina Therapy with Intercultural Couples - Joan L Biever, Monte Bobele and Mary-Wales North A Postmodern Approach Counselling Black Employees Facing Racism and Discrimination - Nick Banks Crisis Counselling - Romeria Tidwell Counselling Foreign Students - P L S Khoo, M H Abu-Rasain and G Hornby A Review of Strategies Buddhism and Counselling - Padmil de Silva Good Practice in Transcultural Counselling - Amanda Webb Johnson and Zenobia Nadirshaw An Asian Perspective Understanding Mental Illness Across Culture - Pittu Laungani `I Say What I Like' - Roy Moodley Frank Talk(ing) in Counselling and Psychotherapy PART THREE: ETHNIC MATCHING IN COUNSELLING Ethnic Matching in Counselling - Waseem J Alladin How Important Is It to Ethnically Match Clients and Counsellors An Analysis of the Facilitative Effects of Gender in Counselling Practice - Pat Ward and Nick Banks Cross-Cultural/Racial Matching in Counselling and Therapy - Roy Moodley and Shukla Dhingra White Clients and Black Counsellors PART FOUR: RESEARCH Investigating Biases in Trainee Counsellors' Attitudes to Clients from Different Cultures - Anita Pearce The Experienced Influence of Effect of Cultural/Racism Issue on the Practice of Counselling Psychology - Petr[um]uska Clarkson and Yuko Nippoda A Qualitative Study of One Multicultural Training Organization Multicultural Counselling Research - Peter Jewel An Evaluation with Proposals for Future Research