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Intercultural Perspectives on Family Counseling

1st Edition

Edited by Brian Canfield


264 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780815379997
pub: 2020-03-06
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Intercultural Perspectives on Family Counseling expands cultural awareness in the practice of family counseling by offering cultural-specific perspectives for addressing common issues that emerge in dyadic, marital, and family relationships around the globe.

The topics illuminated in the book serve to sharpen cultural mindfulness and expand the reader’s knowledge and understanding of intercultural family counseling issues. Each chapter examines a couple or family-related clinical issue, offering clinical intervention strategies within the context of a specific cultural population. By representing various national and cultural identities, this book showcases a transcultural understanding of family.

Students and practicing marriage and family counselors and therapists will benefit greatly from this clinical resource that exposes them to the similarities and differences in addressing client issues across cultures.


"Within this text, readers will be able to see how family therapy is practiced in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America, negotiating the sometimes tricky aspects of differing cultural beliefs and practices, all while keeping a Systems Theory perspective towards the goal of helping couples and families live in harmony with each other."Paul Peluso, Professor and Chair of the Department of Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University, USA.

Table of Contents

  1. An Overview of Systemic Family Counseling Across Cultures
  2. Brian S. Canfield, Ed.D.

  3. Family Counseling in India
  4. Dr. Sachin Jain

    Ramya Avadhanam

  5. Considering Chinese Culture in Working with Taiwan Families
  6. Wentao Chao, Ph.D.

  7. Addressing Domestic Violence with Russian Couples
  8. Alena Prikhidko

  9. Family Counseling in Uganda
  10. Daniel Williamson, Ph.D.

    Jennifer Williamson, Ph.D.

  11. Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy in Turkey
  12. Berke Kirikkanat, Ph.D.

  13. Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy in Iran
  14. Neda Deylami, Ph.D.

  15. Counseling Couples and Families in Cyprus
  16. Fotini Kranou Kyriakides, Ph.D

  17. Marriage and Family Counseling In Saudi Arabia
  18. Abeer Ali Rasheed, Ph.D.

    Mehmet Nurullah Akkurt, Ph.D.

  19. Family Counseling with Substance Abusing Families in Appalachia
  20. Jason Austin, Ph.D.

  21. Counseling Latinx Immigrant Couples and Families in the USA
  22. Daniel Gutierrez, Ph.D.

  23. Mate Selection Counseling and Related Issues with Chinese Couples
  24. Rouxi, Chen, Ph.D.

    Jason Austin, Ph.D.

  25. Counseling Muslim Couples and Families in the USA
  26. Khalid Alfallatah

  27. A Family-Based Cultural Contextual Approach for Working with Involuntary Clients
  28. Bethany Simmons, Ph.D.

    Jamie Banker, Ph.D.

  29. Cultural Considerations for Counseling Aging Clients and their Families
  30. Lori L. Soli, Ph.D.

    Susan Foster, Ph.D.

  31. A Family-of-Origin Perspective for Working with "Cajun" Couples in Louisiana.

Irene Canfield, M.A.

Brian S. Canfield, Ed.D.

About the Editor

Dr. Brian S. Canfield is a Fellow and Past President of the American Counseling Association (ACA.) He is a former president of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) and currently serves as the IAMFC Director of International Education and Development. Dr. Canfield has conducted family counseling training workshops to professional groups throughout the USA and internationally in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Canfield maintains an active private practice specializing in work with couples and families.

About the Series

Family Systems Counseling: Innovations Then and Now

This series is aimed at both current practitioners and students who wish to learn about the historical power and boldness of the family systems approach, but who also need to see it applied to current problem situations. The books in this series will reflect on the pioneering elements of family systems approaches and how they might have been used previously with a particular issue or population.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Conflict Resolution
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family