"Greatest strengths of the Ivey et al. text are 1) clearly links contemporary theories of counseling as evolving out of the "Major Forces in Psychology over time; 2) presents well-established principles [fundamentals] of counseling within a therapeutic context utilizing cultural intentionality; 3) explores the four major forces within psychology that established the foundation for therapeutic practice with sufficient depth and breath; 4) clearly examines fundamental assessment devices and intervention strategies as they emerged out each major force in psychology as presented in specific counseling models; 5) adequately differentiates the divergent approaches in counseling as depicted within each major force in psychology in a way that captures the "Whole of the Human Condition" as opposed to incompatible versions of reality." -- Steven Dinsmore "The strength of the Ivey et al. text is that it integrates multicultural issues into each chapter and utilizes multicultural examples to explore different theories. This integration is coupled with the specific discussion of multicultural theory as a theory in and of itself. This multidimensional approach to multiculturalism champions the current thinking of our time which celebrates an integrative and infused perspective." -- Nicole Hill "It brings a fresh perspective (postmodern, multiple perspectives, multicultural intentionality - concepts not addressed in my text and other similar texts) to understanding theories of counseling and psychotherapy." -- Claire Sham Choy "I strive to make multiculturalism a central theme in all of my classes, yet I often feel like I'm floundering and lacking in support. Within this textbook, I feel like I have the support I need to give these issues the attention they deserve." -- Dr. Lisa Cromer "Finally, a textbook that centralizes multicultural-feminist-social justice movements and positive psychology (as well as constructivism and postmodernism) without tacking them on to the end! A terrific book for a course in theories or in multicultural counseling." -- Sharon Horne, Ph.D "The multicultural-feminist-social justice movement paradigm fully addresses a multicultural plus perspective. Often typical of other texts is a lack of emphasis of this topic. This multicultural plus perspective is an asset to this text. [...] Finally a textbook that emphasizes the new Positive Psychology movement! The more I read this text, the more I like it." -- Meredyth G. Fellows "After reading Ivey et al., I sensed that, finally, one text could bring to together harmoniously nearly all the varied, if not disparate, theoretical voices of the counseling profession. In doing so, the book reads like a gifted ensemble sounds. Second, the individual parts of the book balance depth and breadth. Finally, the authors provide the student with a solid working model for counseling." -- James Korcuska
About the Author
Allen E. Ivey received his counseling doctorate from Harvard University and is distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Courtesy Professor, Counselor Education, University of South Florida, Tampa. He is past-President and Fellow of the Society for Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association, APA's Society for the Study of Ethnic and Minority Psychology, the Asian-American Psychological Association, and the American Counseling Association. He has received many awards throughout his career and has authored over 40 books and 200 articles and chapters. His works have been translated into 23 languages. His recent work has focused on applying Developmental Counseling and Therapy and neuroscience to the analysis and treatment of severe psychological distress. Michael D'Andrea received his doctorate in human development counseling from Vanderbilt in 1982. He is currently a faulty member with Seton Hall University as well as St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas). In addition to his work as a Professor, he serves as the Executive Director of the National Institute for Cultural Competence. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles, book chapters, books, and other scholarly work ranging from human development to multicultural counseling. Besides his contributions as a writer, researcher, and professor, Dr. D'Andrea is well known for his political and social activism in the fields of counseling and psychology. Mary Bradford Ivey received her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is courtesy Professor of Counselor Education at the University of South Florida, Tampa and a Fellow of the American Counseling Association. She is a former school counselor in the Amherst schools and her program was named one of the top ten in the nation. She has co-authored 15 books, several articles, and has developed many video training demonstrations. She has served as visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of Hawaii, Manoa, and Flinders University in South Australia.