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ERIC Number: ED422542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
African American Women's Self Esteem Workshop: Yalom Meets Karenga.
Hayes, Denise; Murry, Sherri
Yalom's group theory and Karenga's Afrocentric paradigm are integrated in a workshop for African American women via the topical themes of each workshop session, the developmental approach from a semistructured group to a process-oriented group, and the process of training a practicum student. A six-week, semi-structured self-esteem workshop was established to address the needs of African American women students (N=8) in a predominately White university. The group had both psychoeducational components and opportunities for processing of reactions. Objectives for members were to develop a healthy self-esteem, explore one's self in relationships, learn to trust other African American women, challenge irrational cultural messages, and to develop strategies to continue strengthening their self-concepts. The demographics of this group, recruitment strategies, developmental collaboration, and feedback from workshop participants are presented. Workshops such as this provide support and multicultural training for students, and professional stimulation and renewal for counselors. Future issues are considered, including establishing practicum guidelines for multicultural experiences, ethnicity of co-leaders, and effective group treatment for African American clients. (Contains 35 references.) (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A