Though important strides have been made in the last three decades in the research efforts on African Americans, there continues to be a lack of significant new understanding about the impact of the African American culture on the therapy process and dynamics. This volume provides an in-depth analysis of the counseling literature pertaining to African American clients. Specifically, the analysis includes a review of the different variables (client, counselor, counseling process, and assessment) that have received the bulk of research attention. This sets the stage for the presentation of a counseling model for African American clients. The authors discuss philosophical premises upon which the model is based and suggest specific counseling strategies and interventions related to the model. Case study material is integrated throughout the chapters, focusing on individual and group approaches. This volume is an important work for counseling professionals as well as for students in social work and counseling programs. 

Understanding Personality and How to Measure It

Understanding personality and how to measure it
Thomas A.Parham

Any discussion of treatment issues with African Americans must first begin with an understanding of the personality dynamics of African people. At first thought, many clinicians would agree with such an assertion and then begin the process of analysis using a conceptual framework learned during years of graduate study or continued professional development. Perhaps a psychodynamic approach may be considered; maybe a more behavioral orientation might be used; or maybe a more humanistic approach with a client-centered therapy; or a rational emotive therapy slant might be employed. Regardless of which therapeutic approach is adopted and used, the clinician may be put at a disadvantage because each of those therapy approaches is ...

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