8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good intentions but outdated,
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This review is from: Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice (Hardcover)
This book has great intentions in regards to bringing cultural awareness within the counseling setting. One of my qualms include the majority of citations of research being 30+ years old, which by APA and academic standards makes them irrelevant. Granted, one could argue that the whole point of this text is because cultural diversity is not adequately represented in clinical or research settings (I digress). Also, one would believe by the 6th edition of this text that the author, as an advocate of appropriate cultural representation, would refrain from using terms such as "American Indians" (chapter 15), be sure to use person-first language, and maintain an inclusive, consistent list of "culture" types. Overall, I see this text as an interesting blend between clinical insight and the authors' not-so-subtle opinions.