Multiracial families comprise a rapidly growing population in the United States. This volume addresses this population, so often neglected in the counselling literature. Following an historical overview, the authors: address both the special needs and special strengths of multiracial families; explore the challenges facing interracially married couples; examine social and cultural issues pertinent to parenting multiracial children; and translate results of biracial identity development research into counselling practice.

Intervention and Treatment of Multiracial Individuals, Couples, and Families

Intervention and treatment of multiracial individuals, couples, and families

In the first section of this chapter, current multicultural counseling competencies will be examined and discussed for their relevance to working with the multiracial population, including interracial couples, multiracial individuals, and transracially adopted persons and their families. Additional competencies that may apply specifically to this population will also be presented. The chapter will also examine each of the groups separately, and in so doing will discuss approaches, interventions, and strategies that may be effective and useful in the treatment of these groups.

Multicultural Counseling Competencies

Sue, Arredondo, and McDavis (1992) have developed standards for effective and competent multicultural counseling. The Multicultural Counseling Competencies were established to guide interpersonal counseling interactions, ...

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