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Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling Through Social Justice

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Description for Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling Through Social Justice Hardback. Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling through Social Justice Editor(s): Goodman, Rachael D.; Gorski, Paul C. Series: International and Cultural Psychology. Num Pages: 188 pages, 2 black & white illustrations, biography. BIC Classification: JMH; MMJT. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 155 x 13. Weight in Grams: 450.

Multicultural counseling and psychology evolved as a response to the Eurocentrism prevalent in the Western healing professions and has been used to challenge the Eurocentric, patriarchal, and heteronormative constructs commonly embedded in counseling and psychology.  Ironically, some of the practices and paradigms commonly associated with “multiculturalism” reinforce the very hegemonic practices and paradigms that multicultural counseling and psychology approaches were created to correct. 

In Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling through Social Justice, counseling and psychology scholars and practitioners examine this paradox through a social justice lens by questioning and challenging the infrastructure of dominance in society, as well as by challenging ourselves as practitioners, ... Read more

  • Rethinking racial identity development models.
  • Queering multicultural competence in counseling.
  • Developing a liberatory approach to trauma counseling.
  • Decolonizing psychological practice in the context of poverty.
  • Utilizing indigenous paradigms in counseling research.
  • Addressing racism through intersectionality.

A mind-opening text for multicultural counseling and psychology courses as well as other foundational courses in counseling and psychology education, Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling through Social Justice challenges us to let go of simplistic approaches, however well-intended, and to embrace a more transformative approach to counseling and psychology practice and scholarship.

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Springer-Verlag New York Inc. United States
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International and Cultural Psychology
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About . Ed(S): Goodman, Rachael D.; Gorski, Paul C.
Dr. Rachael D. Goodman is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling and Development Program at George Mason University. Dr. Goodman's interests focus on social justice issues in counseling, with an emphasis on trauma counseling, including historical/transgenerational trauma, systemic oppression/marginalization, immigrants and refugees, and disaster response/community outreach. Her research and clinical work has included outreach and trauma counseling among marginalized populations, ... Read more

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