Most traditional couple therapy models are based on the Eurocentric, middle-class value system and are not effective for today's psychotherapists working in multicultural settings. Multicultural Couple Therapy is the first “hands-on” guide for integrating couple therapy with culture, race, ethnic identity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and immigration experiences.

The editors and a culturally diverse group of contributors follow a common outline of topics across chapters, related to theory, research, practice, and training. They report on the application of major evidence-based models of couple therapy and demonstrate the integral role played by contextually based values involved in relationships, conflict, and resolution.

Key Features

  • Presents a multiperspective approach that focuses on specific cultural issues in couple therapy
  • Creates a cultural context for couples to help readers better understand key issues that affect relationships
  • Features a series of compelling “Case Examples” from the authors' personal therapeutic experience in treatment with couples from diverse backgrounds
  • Includes “Additional Resource” sections, including suggested readings, films, and Web sites, as well as experiential exercises and topics for reflection

Intended Audience

This groundbreaking book provides an in-depth resource for clinicians, supervisors, educators, and students enrolled in courses in couple therapy, marriage and family therapy, and multicultural counseling who are interested in how diverse clients define conflicts and what they consider to be functional solutions.

Native Couple Therapy: Connecting, Rebuilding, and Growing beyond

Native couple therapy: Connecting, rebuilding, and growing beyond
Jann M.Derrick

She:kon skennenkowa: Hello and welcome to these words and to their understanding.

I am of Mohawk ancestry. I am the mother of three children and the grandmother of six children. These are my primary roles: Mother and Grandmother.

I am also a learner and a teacher—this is my life focus, my life perspective, and my life's walk. As a learner and a teacher, I have become a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, and a registered marriage and family therapist. I have sat with many Old Ones. I have experienced many teachings, some hard, some soft. All have left their mark on me.

Although my traditional territory is in the East, I ...

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