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First Session with African Americans

A Step-by-Step Guide



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The First Session with African Americans: A Step-by-Step Guide by Janis Sanchez-Hucles
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Therapy cannot be effective unless the first session is a success. In this much-needed new book, Janis Sanchez-Hucles gives clinicians-no matter what their race or ethnic background-a key resource for learning the special information, skills, and techniques they need to provide culturally competent care to African American clients a single session.Based on the author's more than twenty years experience working with African American clients and filled with illustrative clinical examples, The First Session with African Americans offers an in-depth understanding of the specific techniques that are most effective for establishing rapport, forming alliances, and intervening in a crisis. The book's proven strategies are custom-made for treating the issues most common to African American clients.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Description of the Population and Mental Health Experiences; Racial Dynamics and Mental Health Problems; Establishing Rapport and Forming an Alliance; Assessment and Evaluation; Interviewing Strategies for First Sessions; Crisis Intervention Strategies; Managing Countertransference Issues; Self-Awareness and Cultural Competence; Managing Racial Concerns in Therapy: Mrs. Lucas Notes; References; The Author; Index.

Author Biography

JANIS SANCHEZ--HUCLES is professor of psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to her private practice, she teaches and lectures on African American mental health issues.
Release date NZ
November 29th, 1999
Country of Publication
United States
Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
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