Worldview: Recent Developments and future trends

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This is a contribution to:

J. G. Ponterrotto, M. Casas, L. Suzuki, & C. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, (second edition)

About the book:

This Second Edition of the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling marks an important turning point. It brings together the voices of some pioneers who have paved the way, and introduces us to new voices, who, while influenced by the pioneers, have taken different paths. Because the multicultural community is well represented in content and scholarship in this second addition, the reader can be assured that the view points represented in this book speak to the core issues of the field.

I am excited about this Handbook because the authors answer the question that is often heard at many a conference: Where is the research to support multicultural counselling? I am equally excited about this Handbook because it breaks new ground by using as its anchor, oral histories, which demonstrates that for many of us multicultural counselling is not simply a research agenda, but a life long journey, that cannot always be measured. The underlying theme of social justice only reinforces our commitment to this journey.

Drs Ponterotto, Casas, Suzuki, and Alexander have once again helped shape the multicultural conversation. To those who have often said, "Where is the research," look not further' - Donald B. PopeDavis, University of Notre Dame

Its First Edition set a standard for a then-emerging field. Now, The Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, Second Editionpresents not merely an update of the original, but a completely reconceived work, reflecting the many developments that continue to expand the field of multicultural counselling. This new edition features mostly brand-new chapters and expanded coverage of historical perspectives on the field (highlighted by personal accounts from some of the pioneers in the area), professional and ethical issues, counselling's role in fighting oppression, psychological measurement, theories, research design, gender issues, and higher education issues. With contributions once again from the field's key leaders as well as top emerging scholars, this new edition maintains the breadth and comprehensiveness of the original.

The Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, Second Edition is a critical resource for counsellors, counselling students, and other mental health professionals who seek to improve their competence in treating a culturally diverse clientele.