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Author Robinson-Wood, Tracy L.

Title The convergence of race, ethnicity, and gender : multiple identities in counseling / Tracy L. Robinson-Wood
Edition Third edition
Published Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Merrill/Pearson, [2009]
©2009

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Description xviii, 348 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Imaging diversity -- Ch. 1. Multiple identities defined -- Ch. 2. Multicultural competencies and guidelines -- Ch. 3. Statused identities -- Pt. 2. Valued cultures -- Ch. 4. Native Americans and Alaskan Natives -- Ch. 5. Latinos -- Ch. 6. People of African descent -- Ch. 7. People of Asian descent, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders -- Ch. 8. People of the Middle East and Arab Americans -- Pt. 3. Converging identities -- Ch. 9. Converging race -- Ch. 10. Converging biracial and multiracial identities -- Ch. 11. Converging gender -- Ch. 12. Converging socioeconomic class -- Ch. 13. Converging sexuality -- Ch. 14. Converging disability -- Pt. 4. Reimaging counseling -- Ch. 15. Diversity in relationships -- Ch. 16. Advocacy and social justice -- Ch. 17. Converging spirituality
Summary "This text presents diversity from a much broader perspective than just race and ethnicity, exploring a broad spectrum of cultural and diversity issues and their impact on the client-counselor relationship. The author, herself an African American, examines the dominant cultural beliefs and values in the United States and discusses how their nearly wholesale acceptance as "normal" and "better" can perpetuate feelings of inadequacy, shame, confusion, and distrust on both sides of the counseling "couch." Embracing feminist and diversity theories, methods, and techniques, while injecting humor and stories, Robinson-Wood has created a genuinely insightful and practical volume."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-333) and indexes
Subject Cross-cultural counseling.
LC no. 2008000398
ISBN 9780132337168
0132337169