Elements of Culture in Counseling: Foundations & Practice represents an innovative departure from the majority of multicultural counseling texts. Unlike other more traditional texts, this book considers a wider perspective of important multicultural counseling concepts rather than presenting information on counseling to specific cultural groups. Within this fresh and more inclusive context, Elements of Culture in Counseling takes both students and instructors beyond the surface of race and ethnicity and on to an in-depth exploration of the central and broad concepts vital to counseling across all cultures. Taking the theory and practice of multicultural counseling to a higher level, this conceptual approach focuses on broad cultural themes and issues as opposed to the specifics of distinct racial and cultural groups that other traditional group-based texts cling to. Elements of Culture in Counseling offers students a progressive foundation of insights into multicultural counseling as well as practical direction that develops the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed for culturally competent counseling.The book is organized into three sections: Foundations, Practice, and Synthesis. The first section of the book provides students with historical context to the discipline of multicultural counseling as well as an exploration of important core concepts necessary for effective multicultural counseling. The second part of the book examines critical practice issues for culturally competent counseling. The book closes with a chapter that synthesizes the key concepts explored throughout the book.