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Re-Visioning Family Therapy
Second Edition
Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice

Edited by Monica McGoldrick and Kenneth V. Hardy

483 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
July 2008
ISBN 978-1-59385-427-0
Cat. #5427
Price: $60.00 $51.00

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“Reading this book was a truly invigorating experience. It captures the complex contexts of clients' and practitioners' lives, and puts forth suggestions for practice that are inclusive of all whom we serve. Resisting pathologizing explanations, the book provides a depth of knowledge for helping families draw on their strengths during difficult times. Chapters show how exclusion and marginalization contribute to the problems that families experience, and highlight clinical intervention approaches that are transformative. The second edition squarely confronts new forms of oppression arising in changing global contexts. This book will be most useful for graduate-level training in social work and other helping professions.”

—Sarah Maiter, MSW, PhD, School of Social Work, York University, Toronto, Canada

“This really is a terrific volume! The title aptly describes how McGoldrick, Hardy, and their contributing authors are 're-visioning' family therapy to reflect complex contemporary issues and approaches. This state-of-the-art work is a 'must have' for anyone who practices or teaches family therapy.”

—Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, St. John's University

“McGoldrick and Hardy lead a wise council of practitioners to construct a vision of family therapy that is culturally and socially grounded. Rather than portraying individual cultural groups, the text addresses nuanced processes in understanding and working with difference in ways that broaden traditional conceptualizations and practices. This text will make a wonderful contribution to graduate courses addressing family treatment in all mental health-related disciplines.”

—Steven R. Lopez, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California

“McGoldrick and her colleagues have again pushed the boundaries of family therapy with this splendid, updated second edition. Here is a vision of family therapy that embraces the lived complexity of diversity, addressing the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, national origin, religion and spirituality, and sexual orientation. The expanded section on therapists' own cultural legacies and stories will stimulate self-reflection that is critical to developing cultural competence, while increased attention to training will aid students and teachers alike in grounding this vision in practice. I highly recommend this text.”

—Francis G. Lu, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
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