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.
- 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
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.
Chapter Nine: Brief Strategic Family Therapy: Treating the Hispanic Couple Subsystem in the Context of Family, Ecology, and Acculturative Stress
Brief Strategic Family Therapy: Treating the Hispanic Couple Subsystem in the Context of Family, Ecology, and Acculturative Stress
Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) is nationally recognized by the U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, both in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention in the Department of Justice. In 2000, it was identified by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) as a Model Program at its Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Awards Ceremony. BSFT was developed in response to the needs of the Hispanic immigrant [Page ...