Manny Casas, an emeritus professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara, has edited the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling: Third Edition (Sage 2009), with J.G. Ponterotto, L.S. Suzuki, and C.M. Alexander. Widely respected as the classic text in the field, the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling is the world’s most cited work on multicultural counseling. The new Third Edition is completely updated and expanded, with 53 brand new chapters covering state-of-the art advances in theory, ethics, research, measurement, and clinical practice and assessment in multicultural counseling and therapy. Contributing chapter authors represent nationally and internationally renowned researchers, clinicians, administrators, and social justice advocates. All royalties that accrue from the sales of these volumes go into a fund that is administered by the American Psychological Association to enable students who are planning to focus their work on multicultural populations to attend professional conferences.
The Handbook of Multicultural Counseling, Third Edition can be used as a core textbook for graduate counseling students as well as a critical resource for counselors and other mental health professionals who are seeking to improve their competence in treating a culturally diverse clientele. “This book is one of the best that I’ve read in the field,” claims Associate Professor Leo Wilton, Department of Human Development, SUNY Binghamton, about the second edition. “You can’t get much better than this.”
J. Manuel Casas, Ph.D., a native of Mexico, received his doctorate from Stanford University with a specialization in counseling psychology. He recently retired, after 38 years as a professor in the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department at UC Santa Barbara. He has published extensively (over 145 publications). He is the co-author of the Handbook of Racial/Ethnic Minority Counseling Research and is one of the editors of the three editions of the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling. He has served on numerous editorial boards including The Counseling Psychologist, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Applied Developmental Science, and Psychology of Men and Masculinity. His most recent research and publication endeavors have focused on Hispanic families and children who are at risk for experiencing educational and psychosocial problems, including drug and alcohol abuse. His research in this area gives special attention to the resiliency factors that can help Hispanic families avoid or overcome such problems. For the past 15 years, he has been the only Hispanic mental health commissioner on the Santa Barbara County Mental Health Commission.
Dr. Casas served as the first chairperson of APA’s Division 17 Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs and President of Division 45 Presently he is a member of the Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. He has been honored as a fellow of APA Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), Division 45 (Society for the Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), and of the Rockefeller Foundation. For all of these accomplishments, Dr. Casas was honored as a distinguished scholar in the field of Chicana/o Psychology by the Julian Samora Research Institute at the 1998 Innovations in Chicana/o Psychology conference at Michigan State University.
[Manny Casas is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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