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The most frequently cited, widely used, and critically
acclaimed text on multicultural counseling

In addition to
significant revisions and updates reflecting changes in the field,
Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Sixth
Edition
features new chapters on:

  • Multicultural
    counseling competence for minority mental health professionals

  • Multicultural evidence-based practice
  • Culturally competent
    assessment
  • Poverty and counseling

Filled with
numerous examples, authentic vignettes, and practical case studies,
Counseling the Culturally Diverse, Sixth Edition remains the best
source of real-world multicultural counseling preparation for students
and an influential guide for professionals.

"This edition adds
the latest hot-button issues in the multicultural world .... Everything
you ever wanted to know about multicultural counseling is included in
this edition. It continues to be the standard for any mental health
professional treating persons from racial/ethnic minority populations
.... It is authoritative, illuminating, and clinically compelling."
/> —Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, Past President, of the
American Psychological Association; independent practice, Austin,
Texas

"Counseling the Culturally Diverse, Sixth Edition is
a phenomenal piece of work that is comprehensive in scope, penetrating
in its insights, and pragmatic in the way it teaches the reader how to
navigate the pathways of culture."
—Thomas A. Parham,
PhD,
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, University of California,
Irvine Distinguished Psychologist, Association of Black
Psychologists

"Counseling the Culturally Diverse continues
its tradition of defining the field and charting a proactive course for
training a new decade of counselors and therapists for culturally
competent practice in our increasingly culturally diverse and globally
interconnected society. If only one book was to be read in an entire
master's or doctoral program in counseling or psychology, it should be
Counseling the Culturally Diverse."
—Joseph G.
Ponterotto, PhD,
Professor, Fordham University, and practicing
multicultural psychologist


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Reviews for Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice:

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May 16, 2011

I can understand how no one has noticed how incredibly poor the arguments and assumptions are, as most people are not critical readers or have taken classes in logic. Clearly Sue hasn't.

What I can't understand is how no one has noticed how incredibly racist this book is. Although there are innumerable examples this should suffice: African American families are often single parent and rely on outside support and extended family because they have a tribal heritage so this comes more naturally to I can understand how no one has noticed how incredibly poor the arguments and assumptions are, as most people are not critical readers or have taken classes in logic. Clearly Sue hasn't.

What I can't understand is how no one has noticed how incredibly racist this book is. Although there are innumerable examples this should suffice: African American families are often single parent and rely on outside support and extended family because they have a tribal heritage so this comes more naturally to them.

This book is dated, a la 1993 PC Liberal culture, and not particularly insightful beyond helping to avoid totally gigantic racist comments.

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2

Apr 25, 2011

I had to read this book for my Social and Cultural Foundations class. At the beginning of the book, the author warns that the book may make the reader angry. Boy, was he right, but I wasn't angry for the reason he suggested. He assumed that most readers would be angry with the book because they would have to face the reality that racism/prejudice still exists and that the reader is racist him/herself. Before reading this, I was aware of some of my biases. What angered me was that the author I had to read this book for my Social and Cultural Foundations class. At the beginning of the book, the author warns that the book may make the reader angry. Boy, was he right, but I wasn't angry for the reason he suggested. He assumed that most readers would be angry with the book because they would have to face the reality that racism/prejudice still exists and that the reader is racist him/herself. Before reading this, I was aware of some of my biases. What angered me was that the author wasn't very assuring that White people can change. He pretty much said that even reading this book and being more aware of minorities and training to become a multicultural competent counselor would not be enough. In fact, he would encourage us to change but in the next sentence say that it would never be possible because we are White. I found it infuriating. I can understand that I may not ever truly be aware of all the struggles minorities go through, but I don't feel like I'm hopeless just because I'm White.

However, I learned a lot of valuable information from this textbook. Towards the end, the different theories became very confusing, so I had re-read passages. ...more
3

Jan 08, 2010

Well...I like the IDEA of this book. However, I felt that it was too repetitive (repeating the same thing multiple times in a chapter).

This book was thought-provoking and helped me to understand my own thoughts and experiences with my racial identity, and realize that I have a lot of white privilege. (This is something I may have thought I had before...but not to this degree of understanding.)

The inconsistent parts of the book being the last half or so. The first half of the book kept Well...I like the IDEA of this book. However, I felt that it was too repetitive (repeating the same thing multiple times in a chapter).

This book was thought-provoking and helped me to understand my own thoughts and experiences with my racial identity, and realize that I have a lot of white privilege. (This is something I may have thought I had before...but not to this degree of understanding.)

The inconsistent parts of the book being the last half or so. The first half of the book kept emphasizing how no ethnic/racial identity is the same...and the last half were chapters devoted to discussing (& generalizing) each racial group, and then special population (elderly, women, Jewish, GLBT) with tips and suggestions on how to work with each group (which is what it said you couldn't really do..). Oh well.

I feel WHOLE HEARTEDLY that I would have given this book a higher rating if the redundancies were taken out. If you have to say the same thing over and over, and over again...obviously the book should just be shorter. ...more
1

May 15, 2010

A single, serious, solid course in the humanities can teach you far more about how to respect culture in its infinite particularity than can anything in this nobly motivated but comically acerbic and uninformed book that ultimately speaks against its own cause.
4

Jan 14, 2012

Derald Wing Sur and David Sue have been studying multiculturalism for many years. Although they have some cultural bias as Asians, they would also admit that they are not the definitive voice in the very broad world of multiculturalism. This book reminds the reader of his own ethnocentricity and asks for a willingness to recognize how people who are different from us are often disenfranchised as an inferior version of the "other." This is an important work if you plan to work with diverse Derald Wing Sur and David Sue have been studying multiculturalism for many years. Although they have some cultural bias as Asians, they would also admit that they are not the definitive voice in the very broad world of multiculturalism. This book reminds the reader of his own ethnocentricity and asks for a willingness to recognize how people who are different from us are often disenfranchised as an inferior version of the "other." This is an important work if you plan to work with diverse groups.
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Apr 09, 2012

Sue has made his name in multicultural counseling theory. Unfortunately, he's late to the game, appears more biased than he assumes his readers to be and offers ridiculous examples and arguments that defy basic logic.

Counseling students will probably continue to be forced to read Sue's work without any supplemental (possibly opposing?) discourses to complicate (and elaborate) the subject.

Skip this book (and his others) if you can.
3

Oct 23, 2014

Didn't finish this book because I felt like it was more geared towards teaching privileged straight white counselors how to develop cultural competence when working with people of color.
2

Dec 20, 2013

Super repetitive and very black-and-white. Discusses the problem more than offering strategies for providing culturally competent therapy. Frustrating, but worthy of consideration.
5

Mar 24, 2018

Sue and Sue's Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice is a classic. It's also a book to return to (I first read the 3rd ed. when it came out).

Judging by Goodread's reviews, it's also a controversial book. Sue and Sue start Counseling the Culturally Diverse with examples of both the positive and negative reviews they've received from students and workshop attendees. A White Male:I am offended that you seem to think that the United States is the only perpetrator of prejudice and Sue and Sue's Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice is a classic. It's also a book to return to (I first read the 3rd ed. when it came out).

Judging by Goodread's reviews, it's also a controversial book. Sue and Sue start Counseling the Culturally Diverse with examples of both the positive and negative reviews they've received from students and workshop attendees. A White Male:I am offended that you seem to think that the United States is the only perpetrator of prejudice and horrific acts. Excuse me sir, but racism and oppression are part of every society in the world ad infinitum, not just the United States. I do not appreciate reading biased material that does not take into account all forms of prejudice including those from minorities. You obviously have a bone to grind with White people. Minorities are equally racist. Why do you take such pleasure in attacking whites when we have done so much to help you people? (p. 7)And from a Latina:This book has spoken to me and given me so much knowledge that is beyond words to express. Finally, there is someone willing to tell it like it is. (p. 7)Did I say that they have balls?

In a country where my president can deny being a racist with a straight face (while doing things that look pretty darn racist), these quotes can be helpful in understanding race, racism, and many other isms – and a powerful beginning to their book. Sue and Sue continue this pattern throughout Counseling the Culturally Diverse, using first person descriptions, news reports, statistics and more as a way of reperceiving and understanding race, social class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and gender identity, and ability.

At more than 800 pages, Counseling the Culturally Diverse is not a walk in the park. It also feels somewhat repetitive in various sections. Judging by some of the comments Sue and Sue include, however, length and repetition are often needed.
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5

Dec 04, 2016

This book requires having a open mind and also requires a lot of self-reflection and humbleness. I learned so much in this text. I agree with other reviewers that it is repetitive, but at the same time I think this repetition is great for learning and solidifying the information in our minds. I especially loved the chapters at the end of the text that focus on groups I have learned little about how to best counsel and serve. I highly recommend this text for anyone who is open to listen to the This book requires having a open mind and also requires a lot of self-reflection and humbleness. I learned so much in this text. I agree with other reviewers that it is repetitive, but at the same time I think this repetition is great for learning and solidifying the information in our minds. I especially loved the chapters at the end of the text that focus on groups I have learned little about how to best counsel and serve. I highly recommend this text for anyone who is open to listen to the narratives of those different than you. ...more
4

Oct 01, 2012

Although I'm reading it for a class and not for sheer enjoyment, this book is so informative and is a must for anyone who wants insight on other cultures.
5

Jan 19, 2008

This book, although difficult to read at times, is an absolute eye opener. It's content verges upon the disturbing, but it is absolutely necessary for any who wish to learn as much as possible about other cultures and how our normal proclivities may distress them.
5

Jul 20, 2008

This is by far one of the most useful books I've read in my graduate studies for counseling. Sue & Sue go into great detail and examples of what it means to be a true advocate and ally in the counseling profession. It breaks down the mechanics of being a Target and an Agent of oppression and talks of how to break down oppression, not only in the counseling session, but also on a societal level. I recommend this text for anyone going into a helping profession. (and if you live near me you can This is by far one of the most useful books I've read in my graduate studies for counseling. Sue & Sue go into great detail and examples of what it means to be a true advocate and ally in the counseling profession. It breaks down the mechanics of being a Target and an Agent of oppression and talks of how to break down oppression, not only in the counseling session, but also on a societal level. I recommend this text for anyone going into a helping profession. (and if you live near me you can barrow it!)

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5

Jun 23, 2018

I'm blown away that this book and the Takaki books even exist.

Why aren't all high schoolers reading "A Different Mirror" as one of their history books?

Why aren't ALL those studying to be in the helping professions (including teachers, doctors, nurses, as well as social workers, therapists, pastors, psychologists) reading Sue and Sue?
4

May 26, 2018

Thought provoking look at counseling people from all walks of life
3

May 11, 2019

(2.9)

Used with Liberty University Online's PSYC 351 Multicultural Counseling and Research Issues.
4

May 06, 2019

Challenging and helpful and interesting to read. I learned a lot and plan to keep this one within easy reach.
4

Jul 10, 2019

Insightful

New and important way of looking at culture that are different from your own. Interesting insight on cultures and information/ statistics provided.
1

Feb 01, 2018

It is really important that you not let stereotypes cloud your counseling, so here is a book full of stereotypes about every major culture! This book makes no sense and made me wince frequently.
4

May 06, 2018

I thought this was great, especially the introduction of "this will probably incite strong reactions like xyz and this is why those are defensive responses we need to get past" Obviously very divisive in my cohort but incredibly important and a well written textbook.
4

Dec 13, 2019

Very comprehensive textbook, could use some more "practice" part and examples of therapeutic progress not only implications or presented problems. Also, I wish counseling immigrants wouldn't be reduced only to refugees and crisis counseling issues. Overall great study book and more.
5

Dec 14, 2019

Everyone needs to read this book. There are models in it for every kind of diversity that exists. You are challenged here to acknowledge your own subconscious bias and micro-aggressions as a white person and as a minority. Absolutely mind-blowing. If you are not prepared to be responsible for your thinking, your actions and behavior towards anyone different from you, then this book will open up all kinds of wounds that need healing. For those that are, you will find this most enlightening. It Everyone needs to read this book. There are models in it for every kind of diversity that exists. You are challenged here to acknowledge your own subconscious bias and micro-aggressions as a white person and as a minority. Absolutely mind-blowing. If you are not prepared to be responsible for your thinking, your actions and behavior towards anyone different from you, then this book will open up all kinds of wounds that need healing. For those that are, you will find this most enlightening. It was shocking to me to see my peers responses to diversity, from diverse human beings. No doubt challenges white fragility, minority assimilation and advocacy, something I am used to and others are not. I felt like a foreign human being in this course. My thinking is diverse. It is sad to see the droves of human beings that are close minded. This addresses intergenerational trauma big-time. If this book pisses you off, you need to address WHY within yourself. This book should not anger a healthy, rational thinking human being. ...more
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Oct 29, 2019

Heavy Left Bias. and at points very ironic. The author himself is Asian and sits on the pinnacle of privilege, but then invalidates all opinions that do not come from minorities...(Asians outperform every race, including whites, in health, education, and wealth in US)
Weak arguments with HEAVY assumptions. Many collective judgements
There is every once in a while something that may apply to therapy, but most of it I do not think would help another individual...
4

Dec 09, 2019

When I set up my office as a therapist, I plan to have lots and lots of books as references. This will be one that I want on that shelf. There were parts that I believed to be engineered from stereotypes and bias, but I think thats the point. Mental health services are designed about and by white males, for the most part. One of the most important things that professional counselors can do to achieve multicultural competence is to read this book and challenge the ideas set forth. If lanes are When I set up my office as a therapist, I plan to have lots and lots of books as references. This will be one that I want on that shelf. There were parts that I believed to be engineered from stereotypes and bias, but I think that’s the point. Mental health services are designed about and by white males, for the most part. One of the most important things that professional counselors can do to achieve multicultural competence is to read this book and challenge the ideas set forth. If lanes are going to be created to be inclusive, then we have to understand what is being taught and allow that to lead us to what NEEDS to be taught. ...more
5

Mar 02, 2019

There's a good reason that Sue and Sue are the gold standard in multicultural therapy. The unflinching light shone on racism and monoculturalism and bias against LGBTQ people in American society and in the counseling world can be shocking at times. For anyone reading the text who believes he/she is "woke", it can even feel harsh. But the level of frankness also comes with a genuine warmth and a sense of hope for change. Most importantly, it comes with practical approaches to the needs of clients There's a good reason that Sue and Sue are the gold standard in multicultural therapy. The unflinching light shone on racism and monoculturalism and bias against LGBTQ people in American society and in the counseling world can be shocking at times. For anyone reading the text who believes he/she is "woke", it can even feel harsh. But the level of frankness also comes with a genuine warmth and a sense of hope for change. Most importantly, it comes with practical approaches to the needs of clients from all backgrounds. This is a resource that I will turn to frequently in my work. Highly recommend. ...more

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