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Guidelines for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of African American Clients
Guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of african american clients
The Population of African Americans

On April 1, 2010, the United States population was 308.7 million people, and approximately 38.9 million individuals (12.6% of the total population) self-identified their race as “Black or African American alone” (see Humes, Jones, & Ramirez, 2011, p. 7, and Rastogi, Johnson, Hoeffel, & Drewery, 2011, p. 3). That figure represents an increment between 2000 and 2010 of about 4.3 million people who self-identified themselves in that racial group (approximately 34.6 million in 2000; Grieco & Cassidy, 2001; U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000). In 2010, 3.0 million defined their race as Black or African American in combination with one ...

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