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Counseling Across the Cultural Divide: A Clemmont E. Vontress Reader

by Roy Moodley, Lawrence Epp and Humair Yusuf PCCS Books
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In these pages you will find a legacy of powerful articles stemming from the late 1960s and stretching into the present that built his case for the influence of culture on all aspect of counseling. Dr. Clemmont Vontress’s writings embody a rich humanistic-existential perspective that differed from his academic peers. He believed that culture and race can be transcended in counseling if the counselor works on seeing each client’s humanity. Vontress strove to deepen the profession’s guiding theories by reminding practitioners that good multicultural counseling theories take account of the inequities of society; the suffering inherent in the human condition; and the imperfections and limitations of the counselor applying those theories.

The collection is added to by contributions from an impressive group of international scholars who have contextualized Vontress’s work in their particular counseling and psychotherapy context.

INTRODUCTION PART A: Cross-Cultural Counseling The Search for a Universal Culture: Vontress' Vision of Cross-Cultural Counseling Lawrence Epp 1.Culture and Counselling; A Personal Perspective by Clemmont Vontress 2.Racial and Ethnic Barriers in Counseling by Clemmont Vontress 3. Counseling Middle-Aged and Aging Cultural Minorities by Clemmont Vontress 4. Social Class Influences on Counseling Clemmont Vontress 5. Cross-Cultural Counseling in the 21st Century by Clemmont Vontress PART B: Counseling African Americans Counseling African Americans: Clemmont Vontress' Pioneering Thoughts on a Black Psychology by Courtland C. Lee 6.The Negro against Himself by Clemmont Vontress 7.The Breakdown of Authority: Implications for Counseling Young African American Males by Clemmont Vontress 8.Historical Hostility in the African American Client: Implications for Counseling by Clemmont Vontress and Lawrence Epp 9.Cultural Dysthymia: An Unrecognized Disorder among African Americans? by Clemmont Vontress, Charles Woodland and Lawrence Epp PART C: Existentialism and Cross-Cultural Counseling Existential Counseling: The Heart of Clemmont Vontress' Thought Lawrence Epp 10. Existential Anxiety: Implications for Counseling Clemmont Vontress 11. An Existential Approach to Cross-Cultural Counseling by Clemmont Vontress 12. On Becoming an Existential Cross-Cultural Counselor by Clemmont Vontress 13. Existential Therapy by Clemmont Vontress Part D: Traditional Healers and Healing. Traditional Healing: A Culmination of Clemmont Vontress's Ideas by Humair Yusuf 14. Traditional Healing in Africa: Implications for Cross-Cultural Counseling by Clemmont Vontress 15.Interview with a Traditional African Healer by Clemmont Vontress 16. Animism: Foundation of Traditional Healing in Sub-Saharan Africa Clemmont Vontress PART E: Clemmont Vontress in an International Context 17: Situating Multicultural Counselling in the Canadian Cultural Context: A Reflection on Clemmont Vontress' Works by Ben C. H. Kuo 18: Clemmont Vontress in the Caribbean: Changing Times and Revolutions by Omowale Ameleru-Marshall 19: Counselling in Francophone Africa: A Reflection on Clemmont Vontress' legacy by Lonzozou Kpanake 20: Clemmont Vontress' Cross-cultural and Humanistic-Existential Approaches: Its Relevance to Counseling Diverse South African Communities by Edmarie Pretorius, Sharon Moonsamy and Gillian Eagle 21: Approaching Therapy across Cultures: Clemmont Vontress from a British Perspective by Colin Lago 22: Individual Identity, Psychosocial Conditions, and Existential Anxiety: Vontress in the Context of the U.S.A. by Gargi Roysircar and Jessica Mayo

Clemmont E. Vontress, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Counseling at the George Washington University. He was named Counselor-Educator of the Year by The American Mental Health Counselors’ Association in 1993, was awarded the Life Contribution Award by The American Counseling Association in 1997, and received the University of Toronto Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. He is recognized as a pioneer in cross-cultural counseling and has published prolifically in this area.

Roy Moodley was born and raised in South Africa, but spent just as many years in England. He now lives and works in Toronto, Canada as a university teacher and researcher. He has co-edited Carl Rogers Counsels a Black Client and Cousneling across the Cultural Divide: A Clemmont Vontress Reader, both for PCCS Books.