Culturally Adaptive Counseling Skills
Demonstrations of Evidence-Based Practices
- Miguel E. Gallardo - Pepperdine University, USA
- Christine J. Yeh - University of San Francisco, USA, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
- Joseph E. Trimble - Western Washington University, USA
- Thomas A. Parham - California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA
This text offers a very insightful and interesting introduction to the appropriate use of counselling skills within diverse counselling populations. The authors share a clear rationale for working with potentially challenging issues sensitively and congruently. We have adopted this as an essential text for use across several modules of the counselling foundation degree within the college.
Although I mention recommended, this book is very Americanised in its thinking and evidence base.
Albeit, the evidence provided enables more mature readers to re-analyse information to fit the cultural groups within their community or workplace setting.
All that being said, it provides its readers with food for thought and if used within a group forum, could make room for interesting discussions.
This book focusses on the application of Counselling in a number of specific groups as well as considering aspects of inclusivity. The case studies really embed understanding, in so far as the Practice they detail is truly applied, informed by EBP.
the topic was very much relating to the US and not as relevant as hoped.
Finally, a text that presents an evidenced-based approach for multicultural counseling that appropriately acknowledges the impact of context. The SISM appears to have good promise and is an ideal model to present in an introductory graduate level multicultural counseling course.