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ERIC Number: ED458514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55620-221-0
ISSN: ISSN-1071-8885
Counseling African American Families. The Family Psychology and Counseling Series.
Sanders, Jo-Ann Lipford, Ed.; Bradley, Carla, Ed.
A major challenge confronting the counseling profession is meeting the needs of African American families. This monograph presents a discussion of the issues involved in the clinical assessment and treatment of these families. It explores their distinct experiences as they navigate through a society often hostile towards them. Chapters include: (1) "African American Families in the Postmodern Era" (Mary Smith Arnold); (2) "The Peripheral African American Father: Is There a Black Man in the House?" (Sylvester Huston, Terry D. Lipford, and Jeffrey Smith); (3) "Parenting: A Community Responsibility" (Carla Bradley); (4) "Racial Socialization" (Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders); (5) "Africentric Rites of Passage: Nurturing the Next Generation" (Paul Hill, Jr.); (6) "The Black Church: Bridge over Troubled Water" (Rufus G. W. Sanders); and (7) "Implications" (Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders). (Contains 175 references.) (JDM)
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order no. 72710). Tel: 800-347-6647, ext. 222 (Toll Free); Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: African Americans; Grassroots Efforts
Note: Developed with the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.