Improving Intercultural Interactions: Modules for Cross-Cultural Training Programs (Volume 2)


Kenneth Cushner and Richard W. Brislin (eds.)

Multicultural Aspects of Counseling Series, No. 8


Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, Inc.

Available From: Sage Publications, Inc.
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 0-7619-0537-5
Binding: paper
Pages: viii, 231


Develop a unique counseling approach for training clients, students, and target populations with Improving Intercultural Interactions, a pragmatic text that deals with concerns specific to intercultural experiences in counseling. Intended as a companion to the first volume by Brislin and Yoshida, this new book works from an educational model for counseling and presents training modules that are relevant for varying clusters of circumstances, from the world of business to the field of education. It builds upon the first book and deals with issues including ethics, ethnocultural identification, conflict and mediation across cultures, as well as empathy and cross-cultural communication. In addition, this practical text is full of exercises, activities, and self-assessment questions that promote growth and cultural awareness.

By defining culture inclusively and broadly, the editors have compiled a unique collection of training modules that will be essential to professionals and researchers in a broad range of fields, including clinical/counseling psychology, educational psychology, social work, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, ethnic studies, and management.

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"This book is an excellent resource guide for trainers, professors, educators, managers, or any individual interested in improving human relations . . . presents sample training activities that can be modified for any group or situation . . . activities included promote dialogue and critical thinking . . . Relevant research summaries are also incorporated within each module to give the reader, or design team, a background on the topic and views of experts in the area."

Penda L. Horton
Journal of Black Psychology