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Working With Immigrant Families

A Practical Guide for Counselors

Edited by Adam Zagelbaum, Jon Carlson

© 2011 – Routledge

296 pages

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Working With Immigrant Families examines the theoretical and practice-based issues that must be considered by counseling professionals when performing family therapy with immigrant clients. It provides practitioners with insights into why immigrant families come to the United States, the processes that unfold while they do, and the steps that can be taken to help these families make the most of their experience in their new country.


"An excellent book. Working With Immigrant Families helps counselors escape 'cultural encapsulation' by seeing the advantage of learning from those who are different from one's self." - Paul B. Pedersen, coeditor of Counseling Across Cultures, Sixth Edition., and Syracuse University, USA

"Working With Immigrant Families attacks a central issue of our time. The chapters are concise, clear, and give excellent, specific guidance and offer new ideas for working with and advocating for our immigrant populations. Every counselor and therapist should have this book on their shelf." —Allen E. Ivey, University of Massachusetts– Amherst, USA

"The role of counseling practice with undocumented immigrant populations is relatively uncharted. Enter Working With Immigrant Families, which provides guidance on issues of clinical, ethical, and therapeutic practice. This book is a timely and extremely relevant guide for practitioners who interface with these psychologically vulnerable populations." —Joseph M. Cervantes, California State University– Fullerton, USA

"Working With Immigrant Families is an engrossing, readable, and insightful guide to the complex and interconnected roles immigrant families face. This book is a must-read for those mental health professionals who are increasingly seeing these families in their practice." —Mark Pope, Past President, American Counseling Association, USA, and author of The Handbook for Counseling International Students in the U.S.

Table of Contents

Zagelbaum, Carlson, Orientation to Working With Immigrant Families. Lopez, Escoto, Monford-Dent, Prado-Steiman, Theories of Acculturation and Cultural Identity. Shulman, Lamba, Theories of Family Therapy. Zagelbaum, Working With Hispanic/Latino(a) Immigrant Families. Kuehl, Working With European Immigrant Families. Brammer, Working With African Immigrant Families. MohdZain, Working With Asian Immigrant Families (Part I: Far East and Southeast Asia). Madathil, Working With Asian Immigrant Families (Part II: India and Pacific Islands). Abi-Hashem, Working With Middle Eastern Immigrant Families. Hunter, Working With Australian Families. Zagelbaum, Immigrant Families from Regions with Emerging Research. Tarver, Harden, The Future of Counseling Immigrants and Their Families. Rivera-Mosquera, Mitchell-Blanks, Lopez-Garcia, Fattal, The Future of Immigrant Families.

About the Series

Routledge Series on Family Therapy and Counseling

The Family Therapy and Counseling Series is devoted to providing practitioners and students with current information on specific topics relevant to marriage and family therapy, counseling, couples therapy, and child and adolescent therapy.

Forthcoming volumes in the series will explore immigrant families, aging, couples therapy, and parenting.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling