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Canada is one of the most diverse nations in the world. As counsellors increasingly deal with people from many different cultures and backgrounds, there is a need to shift from Eurocentric counselling theories and methods towards an approach that recognizes diversity and new world perspectives. Bringing a fresh Canadian outlook to the field of multicultural counselling, this collection provides valuable information about many cultural groups in Canada with practical perspectives on subjects such as treating Muslim clients, the specific needs of Indo-Canadians, the role of traditional healing methods in Aboriginal cultures, and helping immigrant children cope with acculturation in the school system.

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Diversity, Culture and Counselling also includes brand-new topics on dealing with refugee trauma, working with people with disabilities, practicing yoga therapy, and harnessing the power of storytelling.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Issues in Diversity, Culture and Counselling
1. Counselling across cultures: Identity, race and communication, M. Honoré France
2. Exploring world view, María del Carmen Rodríguez
3. Developing multicultural counselling skills, M. Honoré France, Geoffrey G. Hett, and María del Carmen Rodríguez

Part II: Counselling Procedures
4. Counselling in the Indigenous community, M. Honoré France, María del Carmen Rodríguez, and Rod McCormick
5. Counselling issues within the Asian community, David Sue
6. Where are you really from? Counselling in the Asian Canadian community, Andrea Sum
7. Counselling in the Indo-Canadian community: Challenges and promises, Ruby Rana and Sukkie Sihota
8. Acculturation and adaptation: Providing counselling for immigrants and refugees, Yali Li, M. Honoré France, and María del Carmen Rodríguez
9. Considerations for counsellors regarding refugee trauma locally and abroad, Lisa Kurytnik
10. The “hardest burden”? Helping and working with people with disabilities, Abebe Abay Teklu
11. Counselling in the Latino(a) community, Jorge Garcia and María del Carmen Rodríguez
12. Counselling Black Canadians, Elias Cheboud and M. Honoré France
13. Islamic identity: Counselling Muslim Canadian, Abdullahi Barise and M. Honoré France
14. My multiracial identity: Examining the biracial/multiracial dynamic, Natasha Caverley
15. Upon arrival: Ordeals and challenges in working with international students, María del Carmen Rodríguez
16. The counselling profession and the GLBTQI communit, Tracey Coulter and M. Honoré France
17. Counselling Euro-Canadians: A multicultural perspective, M. Honoré France and Steve Bentheim

Part III: Application and Practical Approaches
18. The Red Road: Spirituality, the medicine wheel and the sacred hoop, M. Honoré France, Rod McCormick, and María del Carmen Rodríguez
19. Yoga therapy: Ancient wisdom for today’s body, mind and spirit, Sarah Kinsley
20. Transpersonal counselling: A multicultural approach, Gary Nixon and M. Honoré France
21. Sufism and healing: An Islamic multicultural approach, Ava Bahrami and M. Honoré France
22. Creating compassion and selflessness through Naikan, M. Honoré France
23. Reconnecting with nature: Using nature in counselling, M. Honoré France and María del Carmen Rodríguez
24. Culturally friendly? A cognitive-behavioural approach to multicultural counselling, Geoffrey G. Hett, María del Carmen Rodríguez, and M. Honoré France
25. Pre-contact education and the role of storytelling, Wendy Edwards
26. Toward an integrated perspective: Restorative justice, cross-cultural counselling and school-based programming, Shannon A. Moore

The budding counselors of Canada who would inevitably encounter individuals from diverse contexts regardless of their practice setting will find the book informative.

Canadian Psychology

M. Honoré France

M. Honoré France, EdD, is from the Ani-yun-wiwa First Nation and is a professor at the University of Victoria, where he teaches courses in diversity, family therapy, group dynamics, and research methodology. His current research and teaching interests are cross-cultural counselling issues, ecopsychology, counselling residential school survivors, and crosscultural child development.

María del Carmen Rodríguez

María del Carmen Rodríguez, PhD, is an assistant professor of Indigenous education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. Prior to her appointment, she worked as an early childhood educator and as an elementary school teacher for 20 years in Mexico. Dr. Rodríguez has published numerous articles and book chapters, and has presented scholarly papers throughout the Americas.

Geoffrey G. Hett

Geoffrey G. Hett, PhD, is a professor emeritus in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria. He holds a Ph.D. in counselling psychology and teaches undergraduate courses in this area. He is the founding president of the Erma Fennell Foundation for the Relief of Poverty, a Canadian charity that supports the relief of poverty in a small community in Mexico.