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Counseling Across and Beyond Cultures

Exploring the Work of Clemmont E. Vontress in Clinical Practice

edited by Roy Moodley & Rinaldo Walcott

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2010
Category
General, Social Work
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802095350
    Publish Date
    Dec 2010
    List Price
    $49.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780802097811
    Publish Date
    Dec 2010
    List Price
    $104.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442660274
    Publish Date
    Dec 2010
    List Price
    $40.95

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Professional counseling is a dynamic field, necessarily changing to reflect shifting societal norms and client needs. In an increasingly multicultural and globalized society, there is a growing need for counselors to be sensitive to the diverse needs of clients expressing different cultural and ethnic beliefs and facets of racial, gender, sexual, age, ability, disability, or class identities.

Using as a starting point the pioneering work of Clemmont E. Vontress, the contributors to Counseling Across and Beyond Cultures trace the evolution of multicultural counseling and discuss remaining challenges for practitioners. Essays include a personal reflection by Vontress himself, critical analyses of the growth of multicultural counseling, considerations of his influence in Canada and the UK, and African and Caribbean perspectives on his work. Throughout, the importance of Vontress's accomplishments are celebrated, while critical analysis points the way towards further work to be done in the field.

About the authors

Roy Moodley is a professor in the Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

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Rinaldo Walcott is an associate professor at OISE, University of Toronto. His research and teaching is in the area of black diaspora cultural studies with an emphasis on queer sexualities, masculinity and cultural politics. He is the author of Black Like Who (1997); he edited Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (2000); and the co-editor Counselling Across and Beyond Cultures (2010).

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