Now in its Fourth Edition, the best-selling Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients offers effective, practical guidelines in working with culturally diverse clients. Author and clinician Freddy A. Paniagua first summarizes general guidelines that clinicians can apply when assessing, diagnosing, or treating culturally diverse clients, but also addresses clinical work with specific culturally diverse groups such as African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian clients. Two new chapters in this edition deal with the assessment, diagnoses, and treatment of emotional problems experienced by LGBT and older adult clientsfrom these culturally diverse groups.

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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