Socioculturally Attuned Family Therapy addresses the need for socially responsible couple, marriage, and family therapy that infuses diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout theory and clinical practice. The text begins with a discussion of societal systems, diversity, and socially just practice. The authors then integrate principles of societal context, power, and equity into the core concepts of ten major family therapy models, paying close attention to the "how to’s" of change processes through a highly diverse range of case examples. The text concludes with descriptions of integrative, equity-based family therapy guidelines that clinicians can apply to their practice.
Table of Contents
Foreword Fred Piercy Preface Acknowledgements 1. Why Sociocultural Attunement and Equity Matter 2. Guiding Principles for Socioculturally Attuned Family Therapy 3. Self-of-the-Therapist and Ethical Considerations in Socioculturally-Attuned Family Therapy 4. Socioculturally Attuned Structural Family Therapy 5. Socioculturally Attuned Brief and Strategic Family Therapies 6. Socioculturally Attuned Experiential Family Therapy 7. Socioculturally Attuned Attachment Based Family Therapies 8. Socioculturally Attuned Bowenian Family Therapy 9. Socioculturally Attuned Contextual Family Therapy 10. Socioculturally Attuned Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy 11. Socioculturally Attuned Solution Focused Family Therapy 12. Socioculturally Attuned Collaborative Family Therapy 13. Socioculturally Attuned Narrative Family Therapy 14. Integrated Equity-Based Approaches to Family Therapy
Teresa McDowell, EdD, is a professor of marriage, couple, and family therapy and chair of the Department of Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling in Portland, Oregon. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, AAMFT clinical fellow and approved supervisor. Her work includes a focus on applying critical social theory to family therapy practice.
Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD, LMFT, is a professor and director of the marriage, couple, and family therapy program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. She is a past president of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy, California Division, and recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy and Practice award from the American Family Therapy Academy. She is a founder of socio-emotional relationship therapy.
J. Maria Bermudez, PhD, is an associate professor in the marriage and family therapy program in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia. She is an AAMFT clinical fellow and approved supervisor and licensed marriage and family therapist. Her work is anchored in feminist-informed and culturally responsive approaches to therapy, research, and supervision.