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Author Hook, Joshua N.

Title Cultural Humility: Engaging Diverse Identities in Therapy / Joshua N. Hook, Don Davis, Jesse Owen, and Cirleen DeBlaere
Published American Psychological Association 2017
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Contents Introduction: Beginning the journey of cultural humility -- part 1. Theoretical foundation and self-awareness -- Multicultural orientation -- Exploring your cultural identity -- Working on cultural biases, power, and privilege -- Cultural humility in the therapy context -- part 2. Cultural humility and the process of psychotherapy -- Strengthening the working alliance -- Repairing the relationship after cultural ruptures -- Navigating value differences and conflicts -- Working within your limits -- Continuing the journey of cultural humility
Summary "This book describes how therapists can combine multicultural theory with their own lived experience to meaningfully engage clients in issues of culture. Many mental health practitioners (MHPs) today recognize and affirm the importance of cultural background -- race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality -- in their clients' lives. But many MHPs struggle to address cultural issues in practice, whether because of unfamiliarity, or fear of giving offense, or because the presence of cultural differences or similarities between client and therapist that can make it difficult to view the client objectively. The authors of this book recommend that MHPs focus not on what they have learned in previous clinical or educational settings, but on what they don't know about the client who sits across from them. They discuss practical strategies for engaging with clients and their cultural identities, including repairing mistakes that threaten the therapeutic relationship. Through a wide range of case examples and hands-on exercises, the authors demonstrate how therapists can learn to acknowledge their limitations, and view them as opportunities to connect with clients at a deeper level."--Provided by publisher
Subject Cross-cultural counseling
Psychology -- Case studies
Psychotherapy -- Cross-cultural studies
Cross-cultural counseling.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Cirleen DeBlaere
Jesse Owen
Davis, Don
ISBN 1433827778