This first-of-its-kind book provides a practical overview of the essentials of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) from a multicultural perspective, including intervention skills, research, applications, and implications for practice. Case examples illustrate SFBT in action with a wide range of client populations. In addition, the book incorporates recommendations from the recently developed and approved SFBT treatment manual, published by the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.
Chapter 5: Solution-Focused Approach with African American Clients
Solution-Focused Approach with African American Clients
Many clinicians explore ways to instill hope and possibility in clients that they are working with. When a clinician is working with African American clients, there is a greater need to incorporate cultural understandings with therapeutic approaches that will allow African American clients to feel encouraged, supported, and ultimately understood. Before the professional can begin to take a solution-focused therapeutic stance with an African American client, there should be a process by which the professional understands the culture of the African American person and population.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, African Americans composed 12.6 percent of the U.S. Population in 2010 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2011). African Americans have experienced a rich history in ...