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 7: Solution-Focused Approach with American Indian Clients
Solution-Focused Approach with American Indian Clients
There are currently 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes in the United States (U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2012) with a high degree of heterogeneity across tribes and with each tribe embracing a specific culture. Data from the 2010 U.S. Census reveal 5.2 million Americans identify themselves as American Indian or Alaskan native, or a combination of other ancestry. Of this total, 2.9 million identified as American Indian or Alaskan native alone (Norris, Vines, & Hoeffel, 2012). American Indians have always had a special and at times reverent relationship to the land, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (2012) reports there are approximately 326 federally administered ...