Multicultural Perspectives in Working with Families : A Handbook for the Helping Professions, Paperback / softback Book

Multicultural Perspectives in Working with Families : A Handbook for the Helping Professions Paperback / softback

Edited by Elaine P. Congress, Manny J. Gonzalez

Paperback / softback

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Features a new intersectional approach to assessment and treatment and interweaves the perspectives of psychologists.Focusing on critical emerging issues in regard to multicultural families, the fourth edition of this popular book reflects fundamental issues surrounding assessment and treatment of families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The most effective treatment methods for working with culturally diverse families across the life cycle are covered in detail.

Individual chapters focus on a variety of distinct ethnic groups including African American, Hispanics, Asian-American, Native American, and Arab American, as well as the needs of LGBTQ multicultural families and the role of spirituality. The text underlines the importance of an intersectional approach to working with families that, in addition to culture and ethnicity, also considers socioeconomic class, gender, age, religion, immigration status, and sexual orientation as important factors.

Additionally, the text expands its direct-practice view with the addition of four new chapters written by psychologists, plus a new chapter on health issues in multicultural families and access to health services.

The text is updated with the latest knowledge and research, along with new and revised case vignettes demonstrating culturally competent practice. New to the Fourth Edition:Provides a new intersectional approach to assessment and treatmentAdds the perspectives of psychologists in four completely new chaptersIncludes a new chapter on DSM5 from a multicultural perspective, plus new chapters on health and access to health servicesOffers the most up-to-date knowledge and researchProvides new and updated case vignettesReflects changes in the family unit over the last quarter century and how it impacts treatmentAddresses distinct sociopolitical issues affecting immigrants and undocumented familiesKey Features:Focuses on the most important emerging issues of multicultural familiesCovers multicultural mental health across the lifespanEncompasses the distinct perspectives of different ethnic and racial groups, and those of LGBTQ familiesDiscusses domestic violence and substance abuse in regard to multicultural familiesDelineates the most effective treatment methodsExamines the culturagram as a useful assessment and treatment planning modalityAddresses ethical issues including the NASW code of ethics