ERIC Number: ED375223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Working with Culture: Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Ethnic Minority Children and Adolescents.
Vargas, Luis A., Ed.; Koss-Chioino, Joan D., Ed.
This book presents essays concerning culturally responsive psychotherapeutic interventions for specific problems commonly experienced by ethnic-minority youth. Each essay offers case examples, along with a clinical how-to approach for dealing with problems such as cross-racial foster care, gang involvement, child abuse, and substance abuse. Essays cover African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American children and adolescents. Essays and their authors are as follows: (1) "Through the Cultural Looking Glass: A Model for Understanding Culturally Responsive Psychotherapies" (Joan D. Koss-Chioino and Luis A. Vargas); (2) "Self-Esteem and Identity in Psychotherapy with Adolescents from Upwardly Mobile Middle-Class African American Families" (Arthur C. Jones); (3) "Therapeutic Issues for Black Children in Foster Care" (Helen L. Jackson and George Westmoreland); (4) "Racial Socialization as a Tool in Psychotherapy with African American Children" (Beverly A. Greene); (5) "Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy with Hispanic Children" (Kenneth J. Martinez and Diana M. Valdez); (6) "Spirituality and Family Dynamics in Psychotherapy with Latino Children" (Joseph M. Cervantes and Oscar Ramirez); (7) "Therapy with Latino Gang Members" (Armando T. Morales); (8) "The Inner Heart: Therapy with Southeast Asian Families" (Christine M. Chao); (8) "Differential Application of Treatment Modalities with Asian American Youth" (Man Keung Ho); (9) "Living between Two Cultures: Treating First-Generation Asian Americans" (Nga Anh Nguyen); (10) "Multidimensional Therapy: A Case Study of a Navajo Adolescent with Multiple Problems" (Martin D. Topper); (11) "A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Drug Abuse Prevention and Intervention with American Indian Youth" (Joseph E. Trimble); (12) "Treating American Indian Victims of Abuse and Neglect" (Diane J. Willis; Antonia Dobrec; and Dolores Subia BigFoot Sipes); and (13) "Conclusion: Improving the Prospects for Ethnic Minority Children in Therapy" (Joan D. Koss-Chioino and Luis A. Vargas). References follow each essay, and name and subject indexes are included. (GLR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Asian Americans, Behavior Modification, Blacks, Child Abuse, Children, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Pluralism, Emotional Disturbances, Essays, Ethnic Groups, Foster Care, Hispanic Americans, Juvenile Gangs, Mental Health, Minority Groups, Psychological Needs, Psychotherapy, Substance Abuse
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