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1st Edition

Intercultural Perspectives on Family Counseling

Edited By

Brian Canfield

ISBN 9780815379997
Published January 29, 2020 by Routledge
244 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

  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

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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.