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Black families in therapy : understanding the African American experience

Author: Nancy Boyd-Franklin
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Now in fully revised and expanded second edition, this classic text helps professionals and students understand and address cultural and racial issues in therapy with African American clients. Leading family therapist Nancy Boyd-Franklin explores the problems and challenges facing African American communities at different socioeconomic levels, expands major therapeutic concepts and models to be more relevant to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Boyd-Franklin
ISBN: 157230619X 9781572306196 9781593853464 1593853467
OCLC Number: 52127285
Description: xiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Overview --
Racism, racial identity, and skin color issues --
Extended family patterns, kinship care, and informal adoption --
Role flexibility and boundary confusion --
African american men and women: socialization and relationships --
Separation, divorce, remarriage, and stepparenting --
Religion and spirituality in African American families --
Additional important topics in African American communities --
pt. 2. Major treatment theories, issues, and interventions --
The therapist's use of self and value conflicts --
Major family therapy approaches and their relevance to the treatment of African Americans --
The multisystems model --
Public policy issues: a guide for clinicians --
pt. 3. Socioeconomic class issues and diversity of family structures --
Poor families and the multisystems model --
Single-parent African American families --
Middle-class African American families --
pt. 4. Implications for supervision, training, and future research --
Implications for training and supervision --
Conclusion and implications for future clinical work and research.
Responsibility: Nancy Boyd-Franklin.
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