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ERIC Number: ED164636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-24
Pages: 19
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Black and White Co-Therapists: Effects on the Helping Process.
Thomas, Eugene; Sultz, Benjamin
This paper describes how a black and white co-therapy relationship was used with a group of black and white pre-adolescent boys. Background information is provided through a review of literature concerning co-therapy relationships and co-therapy effectiveness. Reference is made to the little attention black and white co-therapy relationships have received. This is attributed to historical, cultural, and emotional roots. Literature is also referred to in the evaluation of co-therapy relationships. The necessity for openness and the capacity for change and learning between therapists is referred to in describing the working relationship developed by black and white co-therapists in their group treatment focus. Specific strategies employed in this treatment focus and the reactions of individual boys participating to each of the therapists and the treatment are reported. Also included are aspects of effective treatment, such as parental involvement and genuine interaction between blacks and whites in interracial group therapy. In addition, based upon the value of the experience for the group members in this study, integrated staffs in school systems and mental health agencies are recommended as best being able to cope with and aid students. (Author/EB)
National Conference on Social Welfare, 22 West Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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