Multicultural Family Institute, Highland Park, NJ. Provides information on conducting culturally sensitive family therapy sessions. Presents the common characteristics of each ethnic group, including values related to help seeking and the nature of presenting problems. For practitioners and students. Previous edition: c1996.
Monica McGoldrick, LCSW, PhD (h.c.), Director of the Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, is also Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/n-/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She was Visiting Professor at Fordham University School of Social Service for 12 years. Ms. McGoldrick received her MSW in 1969 from Smith College School for Social Work, which later granted her one of the few honorary doctorates awarded by the school in its 60-year history. Other awards include the American Family Therapy Academy's award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice. An internationally known author, she speaks widely on culture, class, gender, the family life cycle, and other topics.
Joe Giordano, MSW, is a family therapist in private practice in Bronxville, New York. He was formerly Director of the American Jewish Committee's Center on Ethnicity, Behavior, and Communications, where he conducted pioneering studies on the psychological nature of ethnic identity and group behavior. The author of widely published articles on ethnicity, family, and the media, he served as host of <I>Proud to Be Me<I*>, a PBS television program, and as producer of the audio series <I>Growing Up in America<I*>.
Nydia Garcia-Preto, LCSW, is cofounder and Clinical Director of the Multicultural Family Institute. She has served as Visiting Professor at the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work and as Director of the Adolescent Day Hospital at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. A noted family therapist, author, teacher, and lecturer, Ms. Garcia-Preto has published and presented widely on Puerto Rican and Latino families, Latinas, ethnic intermarriage, and families with adolescents. She is a highly respected trainer in the areas of cultural competence and organizational team building.
"Now in a fully revised and expanded third edition, this widely used clinical reference and text provides the latest knowledge on culturally sensitive practice with families and individuals from over 40 different ethnic groups. In every chapter, the expert contributors demonstrate how ethno-cultural factors may influence the assumptions of both clients and therapists, the issues people bring to the therapeutic context, and their resources for coping and problem solving." "This third edition belongs on the desks of all therapists and counselors working with families. It is an informative text for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in family therapy, clinical and counseling psychology, social work, human development, and related fields."--BOOK JACKET.