Working with Culture: Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Ethnic Minority Children and Adolescents / Edition 1

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Ethnic minority youths often face unique challenges in their development and adjustment to mainstream society. Working with Culture presents a range of culturally responsive psychotherapeutic interventions, illustrated by case examples, for dealing practically with problems such as cross-racial foster care, gang involvement and substance abuse.

Case examples & approaches to working on specific problems in specific ethnic groups.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555424695
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/1992
  • Series: Social & Behavioral Science
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

LUIS A. VARGAS is associate professor and director of the Clinical Child Psychology Internship Program, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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Table of Contents

1. Through the Cultural Looking Glass: A Model for Understanding Culturally Responsive Psychotherapies (Joan D. Koss-Chioino, Luis A. Vargas).

Part One: Working with African American Children and Adolescents.

2. Self-Esteem and Identity in Psychotherapy with Adolescents from Upwardly Mobile Middle-Class African American Families (Arthur C. Jones).

3. Therapeutic Issues for Black Children in Foster Care (Helen L. Jackson, George Westmoreland).

4. Racial Socialization as a Tool in Psychotherapy with African American Children (Beverly A. Greene).

Part Two: Working with Hispanic American Children and Adolescents.

5. Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy with Hispanic Children (Kenneth J. Martinez, Diana M. Valdez).

6. Spirituality and Family Dynamics in Psychotherapy with Latino Children (Joseph M. Cervantes, Oscar Ramirez).

7. Therapy with Latino Gang Members (Armando T. Morales).

Part Three: Working with Asian American Children and Adolescents.

8. The Inner Heart: Therapy with Southeast Asian Families (Christine M. Chao).

9. Differential Application of Treatment Modalities with Asian American Youth (Man Keung Ho).

10. Living Between Two Cultures: Treating First-Generation Asian Americans (Ngo Anh Nguyen).

Part Four: Working with American Indian Children and Adolescents.

11. Multidimensional Therapy: A Case Study of a Navajo Adolescent with Multiple Problems (Martin D. Topper).

12. A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Drug Abuse Prevention and Intervention with American Indian Youth (Joseph E. Trimble).

13. Treating American Indian Victims of Abuse and Neglect (Diane J. Willis, Antonio Dobrec, Dolores Subia BigFoot Sipes).

14. Conclusion: Improving the Prospects for Ethnic Minority Children in Therapy (Joan D. Koss-Chioino, Luis A. Vargas).

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