Black Families in Therapy, Second Edition: Understanding the African American Experience / Edition 2

Black Families in Therapy, Second Edition: Understanding the African American Experience / Edition 2

by Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Nancy Franklin-Boyd
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593853467

ISBN-13: 9781593853464

Pub. Date: 05/15/2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

"Nancy Boyd-Franklin has long been a leading voice on the experience of African American families. In this new edition of her groundbreaking clinical text, she expands and deepens our understanding of the diverse backgrounds and complex challenges of Black families in our society, illuminating the strengths that therapists can tap into. This is invaluable reading

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"Nancy Boyd-Franklin has long been a leading voice on the experience of African American families. In this new edition of her groundbreaking clinical text, she expands and deepens our understanding of the diverse backgrounds and complex challenges of Black families in our society, illuminating the strengths that therapists can tap into. This is invaluable reading for students and practitioners in mental health and social service fields."—Froma Walsh, PhD, School of Social Service Administration, Department of Psychiatry, and Center for Family Health, University of Chicago "Black Families in Therapy, Second Edition, will doubtless become a classic. It is well organized; written in clear, understandable language; draws on a wealth of information from diverse disciplines; and covers a number of important new topics. Among the book's outstanding features is its incisive narrative style, in which major concepts, principles and therapeutic approaches are highlighted with vivid case examples and vignettes. This is an excellent text for upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses addressing Black family life, African American psychology, multiethnic family therapy, cross-cultural psychology, pastoral counseling, and related topics."—Joseph L. White, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine "With the initial publication of this text, Nancy Boyd-Franklin broke new ground and set a high standard for research, teaching, and therapeutic practice with African American families. The new second edition is yet another pace-setting gift to the field. Some books are designed to fill a crucial gap on the reference shelf. Others are useful as textbooks for students in family studies, counseling, psychology, psychiatry, and even sociology. Still others function best as working manuals for practitioners. Black Families in Therapy, Second Edition, will surely serve all these functions while moving to th

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593853464
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
156,763
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


I. African American Families: The Cultural and Racial Context
1. Overview
2. Racism, Racial Identity, and Skin Color Issues
3. Extended Family Patterns, Kinship Care, and Informal Adoption
4. Role Flexibility and Boundary Confusion
5. African American Men and Women: Socialization and Relationships
6. Separation, Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepparenting
7. Religion and Spirituality in African American Families
8. Additional Important Topics in African American Communities
II. Major Treatment Theories, Issues, and Interventions
9. The Therapist's Use of Self and Value Conflicts
10. Major Family Therapy Approaches and Their Relevance to Treating African Americans
11. The Multisystems Model
12. Public Policy Issues: A Guide for Clinicians
III. Socioeconomic Class Issues and Diversity of Family Structures
13. Poor Families and the Multisystems Model
14. Single-Parent African American Families
15. Middle-Class African American Families
IV. Implications for Supervision, Training, and Future Research
16. Implications for Training and Supervision
17. Conclusion and Implications for Future Clinical Work and Research

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