The Essential Guide to the Multicultural Counseling Internship provides students with critical information, thought-provoking readings, real-world vignettes, and reflection exercises to guide them through their counseling internship experience. Each chapter includes clear and actionable considerations for working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The book begins with a chapter dedicated to intake, assessment, and documentation, and helps readers to better understand the cultural factors that impact these processes and the potential biases that can arise for clinicians. Students learn about the potential misidentification and over- or underrepresentation of mental health challenges for individuals from various cultural groups. Later chapters address effective relationship building, case conceptualization, treatment planning, transference, countertransference, and boundaries. Ethics, professional conduct, risk assessment, and self-care are addressed. Throughout, the material features focus on the multicultural counseling experience and how future clinicians can better understand, connect with, and build effective treatment plans for patients from a variety of backgrounds.
A comprehensive guide with a thoroughly modern and relevant focus, The Essential Guide to the Multicultural Counseling Internship is ideal for graduate-level counseling programs.
Stacy L. Bender holds a Ph.D. in school psychology from Michigan State University and is a licensed psychologist. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Jerome Farrell holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University at Albany, SUNY. He is a professor of practice and the clinical coordinator for the Counseling Psychology Program at Lehigh University.
Hsin-Hua Lee holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University at Albany, SUNY. She is an assistant professor of psychology and the internship coordinator at Arcadia University. She also provides psychotherapy and consultation in her private practice in Philadelphia.