Summary: Challenging therapists to consider a family's cultural system, the classic first edition of this book contributed to a significant shift in the way family therapy was practiced. In the 14 years since its initial publication, our awareness of cultural diversity and its significance has grown enormously. To bring the field completely up to date, Ethnicity and Family Therapy has been revised and
significantly expanded to encompass the broad range of cultural influences encountered ...show morein clinical practice today. More than doubling the number of ethnic cultures covered, this book provides clinicians with the "road map" they need for better understanding families in the context of their ethnic heritage. ...show less
"Ethnicity and Family Therapy has long been an indispensable resource for teaching about the centrality of culture in the helping process. Now McGoldrick and Giordano have given teachers and trainers of future clinicians and their students an even richer compendium in the second edition of their work. This latest volume recognizes even more fully the wondrous diversity of families who come to the attention of helping professionals. It greatly expands understanding of what it means to be of Asian, Latin, or African descent, of the bountiful variety of cultures which spring from a common ancestry. It enables practitioners to examine their own culturally-determined values and beliefs and gain new recognition of their presence in each therapeutic encounter. The second edition of Ethnicity and Family Therapy adds both breadth and depth to the knowledge base for culturally competent practice."
"The second edition of Ethnicity & Family Therapy reinforces the preeminence of this publication as the first resource on culture in the field of family therapy. It is more than comprehensive with its breadth of coverage about cultural heritage. It achieves clarity and sensitivity in what is complex and delicate. Ultimately, Ethnicity & Family Therapy speaks to the family therapist in language that is both culturally informed and therapeutically sophisticated." --"This is an excellent book that should be read by all therapists working with different ethnic populations. It is insightful, thoughtful, and filled with important information. I highly recommend it." --Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, Harvard Medical School; Judge Baker Children's Center.
"The first edi ...show less