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A uniquely Canadian approach to multicultural counselling

In a country as diverse as Canada, a multicultural counselling approach provides an essential starting point for working with people from different ethnicities, sexualities, gender identities, abilities and religious backgrounds. Bringing Canadian perspectives to the field of multicultural counselling, this collection provides practical approaches to counselling in Indigenous, Asian, Black Canadian, Hispanic, South Asian and LGBTQ2+ communities, among others, along with advice for treating migrant and refugee clients.

The third edition of Diversity, Culture and Counselling addresses crucial issues such as systemic racism, immigration policy, climate change, and discriminatory policies, reflecting the many changes that have arisen in Canada since the publication of the second edition. Along with an all-new chapter on counselling during a national crisis, each chapter has been revised to reflect the current state of diversity in Canadian counselling with contributors from a range of backgrounds.


Table of Contents

1. Counselling Across Cultures: Identity, Race and Communication, M. Honore France
2. Exploring Worldview, Maria del Carmen Rodriguez
3. Developing Cross-Cultural Counselling Skills, M. Honore France
4. Counselling in Indigenous Communities, M. Honore France, MarIa del Carmen Rodriguez and Rod McCormick
5. Counselling in Asian Communities, M. Honore France and David Sue
6. Where Are You Really From? Counselling in the Chinese Canadian Community, Andrea Sum
7. Counselling in South Asian Communities: Challenges and Promises From a Sikh Canadian Perspective, Ruby Rana and Sukkie Sihota
8. Counselling Migrants: Acculturation, Adaptation and the Multiphase Model, M. Honore France and Yali Li
9. Refugee Trauma Pre- and Postmigration: Considerations for Counsellors, Lisa Kurytnik
10. The “Hardest Burden”? Helping and Working With People With Disabilities, Abebe Abay Teklu
11. Counselling in Hispanic Communities, Jorge Garcia, Maria del Carmen Rodriguez and M. Honore France
12. Counselling Black Canadians, Elias Cheboud and M. Honore France
13. Islamic Identity: Counselling Muslim Canadians, M. Honore France and Abdullahi Barise
14. My Multiracial Identity: Examining the Biracial/Multiracial Dynamic, Natasha Caverley
15. Upon Arrival: Ordeals and Challenges in Working With International Students, Maria del Carmen Rodriguez and M. Honore France
16. The Counselling Profession and the LGBTQ2+ Community, Tracey Coulter and M. Honore France
17. Counselling Euro-Canadians: A Multicultural Perspective, M. Honore France and Steve Bentheim
18. Counselling in National Crises: Vulnerable Populations and Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic, Geoffrey G. Hett
19. The Red Road: Spirituality, the Medicine Wheel and the Sacred Hoop, M. Honore France
20. Yoga Therapy: Ancient Wisdom for Today’s Body, Mind and Spirit, Sarah Kinsley
21. Transpersonal Counselling: A Cross-Cultural Approach, M. Honore France and Gary Nixon
22. Intellect, Feelings and Sufism: A Multidimensional Approach to Healing, Ava Razavi, Morteza Razavi and M. Honore France
23. Buddhist Psychotherapy: Naikan Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation and Tonglen, M. Honore France
24. Reconnecting With Nature: Using Nature in Counselling, M. Honore France
25. Diversity, Culture and Counselling in a Time of Change and Transition, M. Honore France
About the Editors

M. Honoré France

M. Honoré France, EdD, is from the Ani-yun-wiwa First Nation and is a professor at the University of Victoria, where he teaches courses in diversity, family therapy, group dynamics, and research methodology. His current research and teaching interests are cross-cultural counselling issues, ecopsychology, counselling residential school survivors, and crosscultural child development.

María del Carmen Rodríguez

María del Carmen Rodríguez, PhD, is an assistant professor of Indigenous education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. Prior to her appointment, she worked as an early childhood educator and as an elementary school teacher for 20 years in Mexico. Dr. Rodríguez has published numerous articles and book chapters, and has presented scholarly papers throughout the Americas.

Geoffrey G. Hett

Geoffrey G. Hett, PhD, is a professor emeritus in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria. He holds a Ph.D. in counselling psychology and teaches undergraduate courses in this area. He is the founding president of the Erma Fennell Foundation for the Relief of Poverty, a Canadian charity that supports the relief of poverty in a small community in Mexico.