"This book builds on the expertise of the authors by successfully merging multiculturalism and social justice so that readers can better understand the importance of bringing both counseling forces into their practices. Congratulations to Drs. Ratts and Pedersen for taking the counseling profession to a new level with this important text."
—Judith A. Lewis, PhD
"The authors urge counseling professionals to prioritize integrating the influences of culture, context, and oppression into all professional endeavors. This text is an important addition to the ongoing development of effective and ethical counseling."
Retired Professor, Governors State University
—Hugh C. Crethar, PhD
In this book, Drs. Ratts and Pedersen combine the very best from the multicultural and social justice traditions into a new paradigm, the Counselor-Advocate-Scholar model, which will guide counselors toward a deeper understanding of the connections between these two counseling forces. Significantly updated and expanded from the previous edition, this fourth edition focuses on applying multiculturalism and social justice in various clinical settings with diverse client populations.
Oklahoma State University
A completely new applications section contains nine chapters on working with oppressed client groups, including African Americans; Asian and Pacific Islanders; Latin@s; multiracial individuals; Native Americans; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning clients; transgender individuals; women; and socioeconomically disadvantaged clients. Clients experiencing religious and spiritual concerns are discussed as well. Each of the chapters in this section provides an illustrative case study and numerous counseling examples.