Intercultural Perspectives on Family Counseling

Basics of Intercultural Family CounselingIntroductionSimilarities and DifferencesApplication of Cybernetics in Intercultural Family CounselingSimilarities and Differences in Intercultural Family CounselingCo-constructing a Therapeutic RelationshipConclusions and RecommendationsReferencesCounseling Muslim Couples and Families in the United StatesIntroductionSubstance Abuse Interventions for Muslim ClientsFamily RelationshipRelationship with Higher PowerCase ExampleCase Conceptualization, Clinical Assessments, and InterventionsConclusions and RecommendationsReferencesFamily Counseling in UgandaIntroductionUgandan Family StructuresChild-RearingShame, Ostracism, and the Importance of EmpathySexual ViolenceWidows and OrphansDomestic ViolenceThe Idea of Marital Partnerships and ParentingInfertilityRevisiting Shame within the Context of ChildbearingHIV Prevention, Coping, and CaregivingCareer CounselingNarrative TherapyAdlerian CounselingSatirian CounselingCommunity Action and AdvocacyCase ExamplesReferencesMarriage Counseling with Iranian CouplesOverviewMain Anticipated Factors of DivorceIranian Culture and Iranian CouplesIranian Localization of Gottman’s Psycho-Educational InterventionCase ExampleConsultation with SaraSummaryReferencesCounseling Greek-Cypriot ClientsIntroductionCultural Competency with Cypriot ClientsCase ExamplesCase Study One: "Erin"Case Study Two: "Marina"Setting Boundaries for TherapyConclusions and RecommendationsReferencesCouple Counseling in Turkey: Considering Relationship Beliefs and Gender RolesIntroductionDysfunctional Relationship BeliefsAny Argument in a Relationship Leads to its TerminationNonverbal Language between the Partners Is the Key for Ultimate IntimacyBeing Very Intimate in a Romantic Relationship Makes the One Very Vulnerable to Physically and Mentally Arduous FeelingsDoing Whatever the Other Partner Wants Is the Key for Successful RelationshipsBeing a Good Parent and a Good Spouse Ensures a True Intimate Relationship between the PartnersBehaving according to the Romantic Ideals Leads to Endless Love between Partners"To attract and keep a man, a woman should look like a model or a centerfold""The man should not be shorter, weaker, younger, poorer, or less successful than the woman""The love of a good and faithful true woman can change a man from a 'beast' into a 'prince'""Bickering and fighting a lot mean that a man and a woman really love each other passionately""In real life, actors and actresses are often very much like the romantic characters they portray"Culture and Traditional Gender RolesIntervention StrategiesPinpoint the Coals of Each Partner in Order to Understand their Motivation to Alter their Romantic LivesIdentify the Dysfunctional Family of Origin Rules in Each PartnerUse Assignments to Increase Couples' AwarenessUse Enactment Technique to Figure out the Problematic Areas of Couples' RelationshipsHelp Couple Clients Produce Alternative Ways of Thinking and Behaving in their Conflictual SituationsCase ExampleConclusions and RecommendationsDo Not Have Any Ethnocentric Thoughts or Feelings in CounselingDo Not Evaluate the State of Your Counselees Based on a Stereotypical UnderstandingDo Not Overstate Individual-based Counseling as the Counselees Come from a Collectivistic CultureReferencesStressors upon Marriage in the Barter Economy of CubaIntroductionFamily Structure in CubaFamily and Marriage before the RevolutionFamily and Marriage after the RevolutionCounseling in Cuban CultureCase StudyConclusions and RecommendationsReferencesAddressing Domestic Violence with Russian CouplesIntroductionSocial Attitudes to Violence in Contemporary RussiaAlcohol Use and Violence in RussiaThe Culture of Oppression and Domestic ViolenceConcepts of the Role of Women in Russian SocietyEthical ConsiderationsClient SafetyFamily Counselor EducationRisks of Re-TraumatizationScreening for the Violence in the FamilyChoosing the Type of TreatmentCase StudyConclusions and RecommendationsAppendix 1. 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Females in the “Cajun” Culture of South LouisianaIntroductionArrival in LouisianaCase ExampleImplications and RecommendationsConclusions and RecommendationsReferencesMate Selection Counseling for Chinese WomenIntroductionThe Cultural Context for Chinese Women’s Mate SelectionCulturally Sensitive Approaches for Counseling Chinese Women on Mate Selection IssuesPromoting DifferentiationDrawing BoundariesDeveloping an Alternative NarrativeDirections for Relationship EducationCase StudyConclusions and RecommendationsReferencesHelping Jewish Couples Address Issues of Gender Role Conflict in MarriageIntroductionA Brief History of “The Chosen Ones”Modern Jewish Families and Relationship ExpectationsGender and the Jewish FaithCase StudyCase StudyCreating the NarrativeAfter the Why, Comes the HowReferencesMarriage and Family Counseling in Saudi ArabiaIntroductionDimensions of Saudi CultureCurrent Status on Mental Health in Saudi ArabiaThe Saudi Family SystemTherapeutic Interventions When Working with Saudi Families and CouplesCase ExampleChallenges When Working with Saudi Families and CouplesConclusions and RecommendationsReferencesFamilias Fuertes: Strength-Based Approaches to Working with Latino Immigrant FamiliesIntroductionCultural Factors Affecting Mental HealthLatino Family StructureGender RolesMachismo and MarianismoFamily Education and EmploymentCultural StrengthsCultural ValuesFamilismoPersonalismoRespetoReligion and SpiritualityStrength-Based Family CounselingDeconstructing Latino Family DimensionsMarriage and Relationship EducationBrief Family Counseling ApproachesThe Immigrant Narrative Using GenogramsCase ExampleConclusions and RecommendationsReferencesCulturally Contextual Family Therapy with Involuntary ClientsIntroductionWho Is an Involuntary Client?Who Mandates Counseling?Unique Challenges and Characteristics of Working with Involuntary ClientsInterventionDeveloping a Cultural Contextual FrameworkDominant Culture NormsIssues of Social JusticeSocial Constraints and the Larger Social SystemTreatment Planning ConsiderationsStrategies for Engagement and InterventionDeveloping Relationships and Building TrustA Cultural Contextual Focus and Working with All SystemsCase ExampleVignetteHow to Proceed?RecommendationsReferencesCultural Considerations for Counseling Aging FamiliesIntroductionInterventionsDesign ThinkingThe Satir Family Therapy ModelAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)Narrative TherapyCase ExampleThe "Problem"First SessionApplying the Integrated Experiential ApproachIntervention Strategy Application Stage 1: AwarenessRocking the Status Quo with Design ThinkingCan the Sky Have a Thought That the Weather Sucks?Sculpting the Family SnapshotThe Importance of ImportanceCase Study Intervention Strategy Application Stage 2: WorkingYour Authentic Self CardsPushing the EnvelopeDARE-ing to Overcome FEARCase Study Intervention Strategy Application Stage 3: Integration and ClosureThe Rover Came - Role Re-RoveringVerb-ing NounsRe-visiting Importance and Shining a Light AheadRocking GratitudeConclusions and RecommendationsPushing the EnvelopeCultural Sensitivity to Aging Family MembersModel Approach Language and Incorporate MetaphorsLanguage for HomeworkOptional Session Assessment ToolsSpace and PresenceLensesReferencesWorking with Taiwan Couples in Light of Culture: A Case of Mother and Daughter-in-Law RelationshipIntroductionA Definition of Culture for Family CounselingDilemmas of Applying Culture in Family CounselingCase ExampleA Step Further: Mother-in-Law Joined Couple CounselingThe Following Sessions with the CoupleReflections on Including Mother-in-Law in Couple CounselingConclusions and RecommendationsReferencesFamily Systems Therapies with Appalachian FamiliesIntroductionA Brief Introduction to AppalachiaCybernetics, Family Systems Theory, and Family TherapyCase ExampleFamily Unity over Personal ProgressAppalachian PersonalismDistrust of OutsidersFatalismConclusion and RecommendationsNoteReferences
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