Culture And Identity: Life Stories For Counselors And Therapists by Anita Jones ThomasCulture And Identity: Life Stories For Counselors And Therapists by Anita Jones Thomas

Culture And Identity: Life Stories For Counselors And Therapists

byAnita Jones Thomas, Sara E. Schwarzbaum

Hardcover | July 22, 2005

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Culture and Identity: Life Stories for Counselors and Therapists is a collection of autobiographical stories that explores themes of race/ethnicity, immigration/acculturation, religion, and social class. These engaging stories allow readers to understand the significance and influence of culture on identity development, sense of self, family relationships, interpersonal relationships, and life choices. As the storytellers reveal their real life struggles, readers will enhance their understanding of intra-group differences, increase their repertoire of clinical skills, and sharpen their multicultural competency. Each chapter contains a discussion of content themes, along with clinical applications, assessment questions, techniques, and interventions, as well as personal reactions evoked from the stories.
Anita Jones Thomas, PhD, is a counseling psychologist with specializations in multicultural counseling and family therapy. She received a bachelor's degree in human development and social policy from Northwestern University and a master's degree in community counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Her doctorate in counseling psychol...
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Title:Culture And Identity: Life Stories For Counselors And TherapistsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:July 22, 2005Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1412909198

ISBN - 13:9781412909198

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"Culture and Identity: Life Stories for Counselors and Therapists, by the prominent psychologists Anita Jones Thomas and Sara Schwarzbaum, is a brilliant revolution in our way of looking at culture and identity through an understanding of diverse people's diverse life stories. Reading each character's story helps us learn how distinct each individual life is and how rich and diverse our world is. It packs rich and diverse information derived from firsthand, and intimate stories. This book would surely benefit countless readers at different levels and stages, students, teachers, people who want to know about their cultural background and identity, therapists, and the list goes on." -- Ruth Chao (06/21/2007)