Recently published

Recently published books relevant to international psychology.

Internationalizing Multiculturalism: Expanding Professional Competence in a Globalized World

Edited by Rodney L. Lowman

Internationalizing Multiculturalism: Expanding Professional Competence in a Globalized World“The concept of multiculturalism has been widely integrated into popular culture over the last half century. Yet the standard multicultural constructs — such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion — while still essential are no longer adequate in today’s increasingly globalized world. This book broadens the concept of multiculturalism to encompass internationalism . . . It argues that professionals in all fields can enhance both their multicultural and international competence to perform more effectively. The contributors review the relevant research and, drawing also from personal experience, apply these concepts to real-world professional practice in business, mental health, and education.”  (From the APA Books website.)

 

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and its Impact on Global Policy

Edited by Pia Rebello Britto, Patrice L. Engle, and Charles M. Super

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and its Impact on Global PolicySponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), this handbook “calls for placing early childhood development at the top of the global policy agenda, enabling children to achieve their full developmental potential and to contribute to equitable economic and social progress worldwide. The volume presents evidence-based programs and policies for advancing the positive development of young children across the globe, focusing on developing countries . . . [This book] will be invaluable to policy advocates, program managers of national governments, international NGOs, and development agencies, as well as to scholars and students in the areas of child development and global policy.” (From the back cover.)

 
Connecting Across Cultures: The Helper’s Toolkit

By Pamela A. Hays

Connecting Across Cultures: The Helper’s ToolkitConnecting Across Cultures: The Helper’s Toolkit provides both students and professionals in health care, education, and social services with the skills to develop respectful, smooth relationships with clients and the community at large. The book offers communication tools to defuse defensive interactions, resolve conflicts constructively, and engage respectfully . . . The author shares her own mistakes as she explains what not to do and how to do it better. The book provides practical, hands-on strategies for connecting with people across differences related to ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender, and class. Since cross-cultural relationships add a level of difficulty to all the usual relationship challenges, this book will be applicable for almost every relationship you may encounter.” (From the Sage Publications website.)

Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context

Edited by Roy Moodley, Uwe P. Gielen, and Rosa Wu

Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context“Many factors in the world today, such as globalization and a rise in immigration, are increasing the need for mental health practitioners to acquire the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. This text . . . [explores] the history, philosophy, processes, and trends in counseling and psychotherapy in countries from all regions of the globe. Organized by continent and country, each chapter is written by esteemed scholars drawing on intimate knowledge of their homelands. They explore such topics as their countries’ demographics, counselor education programs, current counseling theories and trends, as well as significant traditional and indigenous treatment and healing methods.”  (From the back cover.)