Diversity of new American families: Guidelines for therapists
Gates, Raksha Dave; Arce De Esnaola, Sylvia; Kroupin, Georgi; Stewart, Ciloue Cheng; Van Dulmen, Manfred; Xiong, Blong; Boss, Pauline G.
Nichols, William C.; Pace-Nichols, Mary Anne; Becvar, Dorothy S.; Napier, Augustus Y.
John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken, NJ, 2000.
Wiley series in couples and family dynamics and treatment
This chapter is about New American families. The aim of the chapter is to provide a stimulus for therapists to become more curious and knowledgeable about the diversity of families who are settling in North America. Although they speak in a unified voice about the strengths of diversity and the need for even veteran clinicians to listen more, each of the 6 authors writes separately based on his or her country of origin (India, Hispanic countries, Russia, Taiwan, Northwestern Europe, and the Hmong of Southeast Asia). The authors discuss what family therapists need to know to work effectively with immigrants from each of these areas. The chapter concludes with some common guidelines for performing therapy with most immigrant families regardless of origin. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: chapter)