1st Edition

Intercultural Perspectives on Family Counseling

Edited By Brian Canfield Copyright 2020
    244 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    244 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. Basics of Intercultural Family Counseling
    2. Brian S. Canfield

    3. Counseling Muslim Couples and Families in the United States
    4. Khalid A. Alfallatah

    5. Family Counseling in Uganda
    6. Daniel Williamson and Jennifer Williamson

    7. Marriage Counseling with Iranian Couples
    8. Neda Deylami

    9. Counseling Greek-Cypriot Clients
    10. Fotini Kranou Kyriakides

    11. Couple Counseling in Turkey: Considering Relationship Beliefs and Gender Roles
    12. Berke Kirikkanat

    13. Stressors upon Marriage in the Barter Economy of Cuba
    14. Miriam Moreno-Duany

    15. Addressing Domestic Violence with Russian Couples
    16. Alena Prikhidko

    17. Counseling Females in the "Cajun" Culture of South Louisiana
    18. Irene Leblanc

    19. Mate Selection Counseling for Chinese Women
    20. Ruoxi Chen, Stephen E. May, Jarodd W. Hundley, and Jason P. Austin

    21. Helping Jewish Couples Address Issues of Gender Role Conflict in Marriage
    22. Ashley Cooper

    23. Marriage and Family Counseling in Saudi Arabia
    24. Abeer Ali Rasheed and Mehmet Nurullah Akkurt

    25. Familias Fuertes: Strength-Based Approaches to Working with Latino Immigrant Families
    26. E. Carolina Benitez and Daniel Gutierrez

    27. Culturally Contextual Family Therapy with Involuntary Clients
    28. Bethany Simmons and Jamie Banker

    29. Cultural Considerations for Counseling Aging Families
    30. Lori L. Soli and Susan J. Foster

    31. Working with Taiwan Couples in Light of Culture: A Case of Mother and Daughter-in-Law Relationship

              Wentao Chao

      17. Family Systems Therapies with Appalachian Families

             Jason P. Austin, Benjamin J. Evans, and Ruoxi Chen


    Brian S. Canfield is Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Atlantic University, USA.

    "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.