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Overcoming Unintentional Racism in Counseling and Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide to Intentional Intervention (Multicultural Aspects of Counseling And Psychotherapy)

Ridley, Charles R.

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ISBN 10: 0803948700 / ISBN 13: 9780803948709
Published by SAGE Publications, Inc
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Title: Overcoming Unintentional Racism in ...

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc


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Any counsellor, regardless of race, background or motives, can engage in unintentional acts of racism. In so doing, they may inadvertently sabotage their own efforts and perpetuate the very problems they seek to help clients overcome.

In this sensitively written book, the dynamics and effects of racism in counselling are examined. The author′s emphasis is on the insidiousness of unintentional racism and his goal is to eliminate it. He proposes practical solutions and includes numerous clinical examples. The volume will help counsellors gain new insights into their operational behaviour and modify practices that may interfere with helpful intervention.


"Taking an action-oriented approach, [Ridley] challenges counselors ′to examine the relationship between their behavior toward minority groups and the consequences of that behavior′... Many of his case study vignettes are helpful." (Patricia M. Berliner PsycCRITIQUES 2005-07-20)

"This book is both powerful and sobering.  It would serve as an excellent textbook for multicultural counseling classes.  It could also be a resource for counselors who are critically examining their therapeutic work with minority clients or for institutions evaluating the services provided to these clients.  Numerous examples throughout the book illustrate Ridley′s points and help the text to come alive.  This book and its message will be needed as long as minority clients have negative experiences in counseling due to counselors′ unintentional racism." (Kimberly Wagner Counseling Today 2005-09-30)

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