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Black Families in Therapy, Second Edition : Second Edition - Nancy Boyd-Franklin

Black Families in Therapy, Second Edition

Second Edition

Hardcover Published: 29th July 2003
ISBN: 9781572306196
Number Of Pages: 368

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Now in a fully revised and expanded second edition, this classic text guides helping professionals and students to understand and address cultural and racial issues in therapy. 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 experiences of African American families and individuals; and, outlines an empowering, multisystemic approach to helping clients mobilize cultural and personal resources for change. Strategies for optimizing the therapeutic alliance and overcoming barriers in treatment are illustrated with extensive clinical material. New in the Second Edition: discussions of important topics for African American communities today, including Afrocentricity; Rites-of-Passage programs; educational disparities, particularly as they affect boys; racial profiling; violence; substance abuse; and, HIV/AIDS; new chapter on the impact of racism on gender socialization and relationships, including implications for couple therapy; expanded coverage of racial identity issues in African American families and spiritual resources in therapy; new chapter on public policy issues affecting families: welfare reform, kinship care, affirmative action, managed care, and more; new chapter on divorce, remarriage, and step-parenting in the extended family context; brief sections on Caribbean and biracial children and families.

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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, University of Chicago, USA; "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"

African American Families: The Cultural and Racial Context
Overviewp. 3
Racism, Racial Identity, and Skin Color Issuesp. 28
Extended Family Patterns, Kinship Care, and Informal Adoptionp. 52
Role Flexibility and Boundary Confusionp. 73
African American Men and Women: Socialization and Relationshipsp. 86
Separation, Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepparentingp. 112
Religion and Spirituality in African American Familiesp. 125
Additional Important Topics in African American Communitiesp. 144
Major Treatment Theories, Issues, and Interventions
The Therapist's Use of Self and Value Conflictsp. 177
Major Family Therapy Approaches and Their Relevance to Treating African Americansp. 204
The Multisystems Modelp. 226
Public Policy Issues: A Guide for Cliniciansp. 250
Socioeconomic Class Issues and Diversity of Family Structures
Poor Families and the Multisystems Modelp. 271
Single-Parent African American Familiesp. 287
Middle-Class African American Familiesp. 300
Implications for Supervision, Training, and Future Research
Implications for Training and Supervisionp. 323
Conclusion and Implications for Future Clinical Work and Researchp. 329
Referencesp. 335
Author Indexp. 353
Subject Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9781572306196
ISBN-10: 157230619X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 29th July 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition