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By: Sam Steen, Qi Shi & Wendy Hockersmith

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 17: Group Counseling for African Americans: Research and Practice Considerations

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Group Counseling for African Americans: Research and Practice Considerations
Group counseling for african americans: Research and practice considerations
Sam SteenQi ShiWendy Hockersmith

African Americans are one of the largest minority groups in the United States, growing by 15% from 2000 to 2010 (faster than the total U.S. population growth rate; U.S. Census Bureau, 2011). Like other racial groups, African Americans may need mental health services; however, they are less likely to receive services. Only 25% of all African Americans dealing with mental disorders received treatment, whereas nearly 40% of Caucasians struggling with mental health issues sought and received counseling and/or psychotherapy services (Wells, Klap, Koike, & Sherbourne, 2001). This is not surprising given that in general People of Color are less likely to seek counseling (Davidson, ...

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