Counseling Persons of African Descent: Raising the Bar of Practitioner Competence / Edition 1

Counseling Persons of African Descent: Raising the Bar of Practitioner Competence / Edition 1

by Thomas A. Parham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803953461

ISBN-13: 9780803953468

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Though important strides have been made in the last three decades in the research efforts on African Americans, there continues to be a lack of significant new understanding about the impact of the African American culture on the therapy process and dynamics. This volume provides an in-depth analysis of the counseling literature pertaining to African American

Overview

Though important strides have been made in the last three decades in the research efforts on African Americans, there continues to be a lack of significant new understanding about the impact of the African American culture on the therapy process and dynamics. This volume provides an in-depth analysis of the counseling literature pertaining to African American clients. Specifically, the analysis includes a review of the different variables (client, counselor, counseling process, and assessment) that have received the bulk of research attention. This sets the stage for the presentation of a counseling model for African American clients. The authors discuss philosophical premises upon which the model is based and suggest specific counseling strategies and interventions related to the model. Case study material is integrated throughout the chapters, focusing on individual and group approaches.

This volume is an important work for counseling professionals as well as for students in social work and counseling programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803953468
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Multicultural Aspects of Counseling And Psychotherapy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction - Paul B. Pedersen
Preface
Foreword - Asa G. Hilliard III-Nana Baffour Amankwatia II
1. Counseling African Americans: The Current State of Affairsz - Thomas A. Parham
2. African-Centered Psychology: Basic Principles - Cheryl Grills
3. Understanding African American Mental Health: The Necessity of New Conceptual Paradigms - Thomas A. Parham, William D. Parham
4. Understanding Personality and How to Measure It - Thomas A. Parham
5. Reconceptualizing the Notion of Self From the African Deep Structure - Ezemenari Obasi
6. African-Centered Conceptualizations of Self and Consciousness: The Akan Model - Cheryl Grills, Martin Ajei
7. Counseling Models for African Americans: The What and How of Counseling - Thomas A. Parham
8. Counseling African American Fathers: A Program for Active Involvement - Michael Connor
9. Raising the Bar for What Passes as Competence - Thomas A. Parham
Appendix
References
Index
About the Editor
About the Authors

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