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Sherlon P. Pack-Brown & Amelia Fleming

In: Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Chapter 13: An Afrocentric Approach to Counseling Groups with African Americans

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An Afrocentric Approach to Counseling Groups with African Americans
An afrocentric approach to counseling groups with african americans
Sherlon P.Pack-BrownBowling Green State University
AmeliaFlemingBowling Green State University

I am because we are; and because we are, therefore I am.

—Mibiti

Much of the multicultural counseling research has pointed out the need for counselors to become culturally competent to appropriately address the needs of a diverse community. Traditional psychology and psychotherapy have been based on theoretical and diagnostic standards established with a select group of client characteristics and have expanded their interventions in recent years to emphasize and utilize client diversity. Group approaches have been even slower to incorporate psychological, emotional, and spiritual factors of cultural groups, especially when related to group work from an African American perspective. While it is ...

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