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.
Table of Contents
- Basics of Intercultural Family Counseling
- Counseling Muslim Couples and Families in the United States
- Family Counseling in Uganda
- Marriage Counseling with Iranian Couples
- Counseling Greek-Cypriot Clients
- Couple Counseling in Turkey: Considering Relationship Beliefs and Gender Roles
- Stressors upon Marriage in the Barter Economy of Cuba
- Addressing Domestic Violence with Russian Couples
- Counseling Females in the "Cajun" Culture of South Louisiana
- Mate Selection Counseling for Chinese Women
- Helping Jewish Couples Address Issues of Gender Role Conflict in Marriage
- Marriage and Family Counseling in Saudi Arabia
- Familias Fuertes: Strength-Based Approaches to Working with Latino Immigrant Families
- Culturally Contextual Family Therapy with Involuntary Clients
- Cultural Considerations for Counseling Aging Families
- Working with Taiwan Couples in Light of Culture: A Case of Mother and Daughter-in-Law Relationship
Brian S. Canfield
Khalid A. Alfallatah
Daniel Williamson and Jennifer Williamson
Fotini Kranou Kyriakides
Ruoxi Chen, Stephen E. May, Jarodd W. Hundley, and Jason P. Austin
Abeer Ali Rasheed and Mehmet Nurullah Akkurt
E. Carolina Benitez and Daniel Gutierrez
Bethany Simmons and Jamie Banker
Lori L. Soli and Susan J. Foster
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.