Couples Therapy: Integrating Theory and Technique [book review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christine E. Murray, Director (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In their introduction, the editors state that the aims of this book are “to give voice to and provide space for couples whose relationships have all too often been silenced or over-looked” and to “provide a space to focus on these [racial] differences without contributing to further stereotyping and marginalization” (pp. 1-2). This book does, indeed, provide space for thoughtful dialogue about the experiences of being in an interracial relationship. As this text was originally published as an issue of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy (Vol. 2, No. 2/3, 2003), it is a collection of articles on the topic of clinical work with interracial couples rather than a cohesive guidebook. Because of the wide range of clinical issues and the diversity of the topics addressed, it is a useful reference tool and sourcebook for clinicians whose practice involves working with interracial couples. As many of the authors discuss, interracial couples are becoming increasingly common. Therefore, nearly all clinicians will benefit from an in-depth understanding of the needs and experiences of this population. Clinical Issues with Interracial Couples: Theories and Research provides a foundation for this understanding.

Additional Information

The Family Journal. 14(4), 452-453
Language: English
Date: 2006
Interracial relationships, Clinical issues

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