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Cultural Psychology and Christian Divers

This textbook applies cultural psychology and cultural competency to the challenges present in diverse Christian colleges and churches. Students are challenged to implement strategies to advance their cultural competence at the individual, interpersonal, and organizational levels.

The text reviews the current literature base in the fields of multicultural psychology and cultural competence and integrates the material with Christian faith, providing an enriched basis for readers to be motivated to internalize and apply the material. Additionally, the text utilizes recent student narratives to illustrate the material.

This is the only faith-integrated multicultural psychology book on the market, focusing on applying multicultural psychology and cultural competency to Christian communities, both on university campuses and churches.

Kathryn Ecklund

Kathryn Ecklund, PhD, is Professor and Chair of psychology at Azusa Pacific University. Since completing her PhD in Psychology at Biola University in 1994, her research, scholarship, and clinical service delivery has focused on diversity issues among children, college students, and families. She has served on the faculty of George Fox University, University of California Davis, California State University, Sacramento, and University of the Pacific. Dr. Ecklund also works as a clinical psychologist in both private practice and community based settings where she serves racial, cultural, religious, gender, and sexually diverse youth, couples, and families. Upon joining the faculty at Azusa Pacific University (2009), her scholarship has focused on the inclusion of faith in the consideration of diversity dynamics, diverse identity development, and diverse relationships among Christian college students.

Abilene Christian University Press