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Working With West Indian Families - Sharon-Ann Gopaul-McNicol

Working With West Indian Families

Paperback Published: 1st March 1993
ISBN: 9780898620245
Number Of Pages: 250

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This volume is designed to enhance the cultural competence of mental health and educational professionals working with West Indian families. It provides a concise introduction to the historical, sociopolitical, family, and cultural contexts that shape the experiences of this growing immigrant population. Describing typical family structures, roles, and values, the author highlights inter-island differences as well as differences between African Americans and African West Indian Americans. Guidelines for culturally aware assessment, intervention, and training are presented, illustrated with sensitive clinical material. Ideal for practicing professionals, the book also serves as a text in graduate-level courses in multiculturalism, psychological assessment, linguistic assessment, educational assessment, and family therapy.

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"Dr. Sharon Gopaul-McNicol's book is a long-awaited gift to the therapeutic community. It is an invaluable resource for any clinician working with Black West Indian families and anyone interested in the impact of culture on assessment. We will be using this book for years to come." --Janet R. Brice-Baker, Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey "This is a trailblazer. It is a perceptive discussion of complex cultural concerns, and provides not only professional insights but a truly sensitive and even passionate response to a crying need. It is a welcome reference work for educators, social workers, and health professionals who work with Caribbean immigrants." --George Irish, PhD "In clear, concise language, the author introduces the historical roots of this underserved immigrant group." --"Readings"

Historical, Educational, Sociopolitical Factors
History of the West Indies
The West Indian Family
Education and Work Values
Notable Differences among the Islands
Rastafarian/Rastafari Culture
Differences between African Americans and African West Indian Americans
West Indian Families in Britain
West Indian Families in Canada
Assessment Issues, Major Treatment Theories, and a Model for Intervention
Assessment--Educational, Linguistic, and Psychological
Counseling with West Indians
Major Treatment Approaches in Counseling the Culturally Different
The Multicultural/Multimodal/Multisystems Approach to the Treatment of West Indian Families
Training Implications for Mental Health Workers, Teachers, Speech Evaluators, and Parents
Implications for Future Research and Clinical Work
Map of the West Indies
West Indian Comprehensive Assessment Battery (WICAN)
Immigrant Self-Concept Scale
Immigrant Attitude Survey
West Indian Attitude Survey
West Indian Community Services
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ISBN: 9780898620245
ISBN-10: 0898620244
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 1st March 1993
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32