Working with West Indian Families

Sharon-Ann Gopaul-McNicol

March 26, 1993
ISBN 9780898620245
Price: $36.00
212 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

This volume is designed to enhance the cultural competence of mental health and educational professionals working with West Indian families. It provides a concise introduction to the historical, sociopolitical, family, and cultural contexts that shape the experiences of this growing immigrant population. Describing typical family structures, roles, and values, the author highlights inter-island differences as well as differences between African Americans and African West Indian Americans. Guidelines for culturally aware assessment, intervention, and training are presented, illustrated with sensitive clinical material. Ideal for practicing professionals, the book also serves as a text in graduate-level courses in multiculturalism, psychological assessment, linguistic assessment, educational assessment, and family therapy.