Intercultural Perspectives on Family Counseling expands cultural awareness in the practice of family counseling by offering cultural-specific perspectives for addressing common issues that emerge in dyadic, marital, and family relationships around the globe. The topics illuminated in the book serve to sharpen cultural mindfulness and expand the reader's knowledge and understanding of intercultural family counseling issues. Each chapter examines a couple or family-related clinical issue, offering clinical intervention strategies within the context of a specific cultural population. By representing various national and cultural identities, this book showcases a transcultural understanding of family. Students and practicing marriage and family counselors and therapists will benefit greatly from this clinical resource that exposes them to the similarities and differences in addressing client issues across cultures.
Within this text, readers will be able to see how family therapy is practiced in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America, negotiating the sometimes tricky aspects of differing cultural beliefs and practices, all while keeping a Systems Theory perspective towards the goal of helping couples and families live in harmony with each other. - Paul Peluso, Professor and Chair of the Department of Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University, USA.