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Thomas A. Parham

In: Culturally Adaptive Counseling Skills: Demonstrations of Evidence-Based Practices

Chapter 2: Delivering Culturally Competent Therapeutic Services to African American Clients: The Skills That Distinguish Between Clinical Intention and Successful Outcomes

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Delivering Culturally Competent Therapeutic Services to African American Clients: The Skills That Distinguish Between Clinical Intention and Successful Outcomes
Delivering culturally competent therapeutic services to African American clients: The skills that distinguish between clinical intention and successful outcomes
Thomas A.Parham

Adecade ago, the Office of the Surgeon General, under the capable leadership of Dr. David Satcher, issued a report on mental health, and a follow-up report on culture, race, and ethnicity in mental health (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2001). This report was one of the first of its kind issued by the U.S. government that examined issues of mental health and mental illness. Of most importance, these reports painted a sobering portrait of different communities across this nation who wrestled with this psychological duality. ...

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