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ERIC Number: EJ772778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Multicultural Group Work: A Force for Developing and Healing
Anderson, Donald
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v32 n3 p224-244 Jul 2007
Multicultural group work represents a powerful tool for helping and healing in the context of human diversity. This article summarizes multicultural group work, including task, psychoeducational, counseling, and psychotherapy groups, and describes a group work model for multicultural assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Group work assessment and diagnosis should be culturally informed involving emic, etic, and a dialectic assessment perspective. Treatment planning begins with culturally informed conceptualizations of group treatment. It should include intentional stage-specific treatment strategies with multiculturally responsive interventions, which continuously address powerful inclinations, liabilities, and needs resulting from human diversity and dialectic interactions between diverse clients. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A