Multicultural Couple Therapy

Multicultural Couple Therapy

by Mudita Rastogi, Volker K. Thomas
     
 

Most traditional couple therapy models are based on the Eurocentric, middle-class value system and are not effective for today's psychotherapists working in multicultural settings. Multicultural Couple Therapy is the first hands-on guide for integrating couple therapy with culture, race, ethnic identity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and… See more details below

Overview

Most traditional couple therapy models are based on the Eurocentric, middle-class value system and are not effective for today's psychotherapists working in multicultural settings. Multicultural Couple Therapy is the first hands-on guide for integrating couple therapy with culture, race, ethnic identity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and immigration experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412959599
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
426
Sales rank:
1,339,347
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Mudita Rastogi, Ph.D., LMFT, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University in Schaumburg, Illinois. She obtained her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. Additionally she has earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in Psychology from University of Delhi and University of Bombay, India.

Dr. Rastogi has published in the areas of family and couple therapy, cross-cultural and gender issues and South Asian families, and is editor of the book Voices of Color: First-Person Accounts of Ethnic Minoriity Therapists(2005, Sage). She is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Dr. Rastogi has over fifteen years of clinical experience in both India and the United States with a highly diverse client population, and is in private practice in Arlington Heights, Illinois as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her clinical interests include couples, families, adolescents, cultural and gender issues, domestic violence and trauma. She frequently presents workshops nationally and internationally and also conducts training and consultation in the area of leadership.

Additionally, Dr. Rastogi maintains an interest in volunteering and partnering with grassroots, not-for-profit organizations. She is an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, and a founding member of the Indian Association for Family Therapy.

Volker Thomas, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in the Department of Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in Family Social Science with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota and an MSW from the University of Kassel, Germany.

Since 1993 Dr. Thomas is on the faculty of the COAMFTE accredited doctoral MFT program at Purdue University and served as its director from 1999-2003. Dr. Thomas has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, The Family Journal, and Counseling and Values. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the AFTA Newsletter from 1998-2002. His research interests include family assessment, family therapy with economically disadvantaged families, gender and multicultural perspectives in family therapy, family therapy with children, ethical and professional issues, supervision in family therapy training.

Among his many publications are recent books: Cierpka, M., Thomas, V., & Sprenkle, D. H. (Eds.) (2005). Family assessment: Integrating Multiple Perspectives. Kirkland, WA: Hogrefe. Thomas, V., Karis, T., & Wetchler, J. (Eds.) (2003). Clinical Issues With Interracial Couples: Theory and Research. New York: Haworth Press. Additionally, Dr. Thomas has published over 60 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and has extensive experience as presenter at national and international conferences.

Dr. Thomas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana and has a small private practice in West Lafayette. He is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix

Foreword: Good Counsel in Turbulent Times Douglas H. Sprenkle xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Part I Overview

1 Introduction to Multicultural Couple Therapy Mudita Rastogi Volker Thomas 3

2 Power, Privilege, and Oppression: White Therapists Working With Minority Couples Sheila Addison Volker Thomas 9

3 The Emotional Experience of Immigration for Couples Sol D'Urso Sandra Reynaga Jo Ellen Patterson 29

Part II Intersections of Diversity

Section A Interracial Couples

4 Integrating Socially Segregated Identities: Queer Couples and the Question of Race Sheila Addison Deborah Coolhart 51

5 The Unspoken Power of Racial Context: What's Race Gotta Do With It? Larry Jin Lee 77

Section B Religious Minority Couples

6 Couple Therapy With Muslims: Challenges and Opportunities Manijeh Daneshpour 103

7 Two Jews, Three Opinions: Understanding and Working With Jewish Couples in Therapy Israela Meyerstein 121

Section C Evidence-Based Models of Couple Therapy With Minorities

8 Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy With Intercultural Couples Paul S. Greenman Marta Y. Young Susan M. Johnson 143

9 Brief Strategic Family Therapy: Treating the Hispanic Couple Subsystem in the Context of Family, Ecology, and Acculturative Stress Olga E. Hervis Kathleen A. Shea Silvia M. Kaminsky 167

10 Cultural Considerations in Evidence-Based Traditional and Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy Mia Sevier Jean C. Yi 187

Part III Ethnicity and Couple Therapy

Section D African American and Black Couples

11 Premarital Counseling With Middle-Class African Americans: The Forgotten Group Anthony L. Chambers 217

12 Joining, Understanding, andSupporting Black Couples in Treatment Shalonda Kelly Nancy Boyd-Franklin 235

Section E Asian American Couples

13 Drawing Gender to the Foreground: Couple Therapy With South Asians in the United States Mudita Rastogi 257

14 Couples in the Desi Community: The Intersection of Culture, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Class, and Domestic Violence Rhea V. Almeida 277

15 A Multilevel Contextual Model for Couples From Mainland China Lin Shi Linna Wang 297

Section F Latino and Hispanic Couples

16 Using Art to Co-Create Preferred Problem-Solving Narratives With Latino Couples Maria Bermudez Margaret L. Keeling Thomas Stone Carlson 319

17 Culturally Informed Emotionally Focused Therapy With Latino/a Immigrant Couples Jose Ruben Parra-Cardona David Cordova Jr. Kendal Holtrop Ana Rocio Escobar-Chew Sheena Horsford 345

Section G Native and First Nations Couples

18 The Use of Narrative Practices and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy With First Nations Couples Sam Berg 371

19 Native Couple Therapy: Connecting, Rebuilding, and Growing Beyond Jann M. Derrick 389

Index 405

About the Editors 415

About the Contributors 417

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