"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 counseling? 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 counseling 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."
--From the forword by
Donald B. Pope-Davis, Ph.D.,
Professor, University of Notre Dame
The Second Edition of the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling presents a completely reconceived work building on the strengths of the first, reflecting the developments that continue to expand the profession of multicultural counseling. Eighty-five scholars in the field offer their perspectives, providing breadth and depth, as well as new visions for the discipline. This edition has been expanded to include more coverage of:
- Historical perspectives on the field
- Professional and ethical issues
- Counseling role in fighting oppression
- Psychological measurement theories
- Research design
- Gender issues and higher education issues
The Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, Second Edition, is a critical resource for counselors, counseling students, and other mental health professionals who are seeking to improve their competence in treating a culturally diverse clientele.