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Title:
Love, intimacy, and the African American couple
Author:
Helm, Katherine (Katherine M.)
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, 2013.
Physical Description:
xxi, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415892629

9780415656498
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This exciting new text on counseling African American couples outlines critical components to providing culturally-sensitive treatment. Built around a framework that examines African American couples' issues as well as the specific contextual factors that can negatively impact their relationships, it:
*nbsp;Addresses threats to love and intimacy for Black couples
*nbsp;Provides culturally relevant, strengths-based approaches and assessment practices
*nbsp;Includes interesting case studies at the conclusion of each chapter that illustrate important concepts.
The chapters span the current state of couple relationships; readers will find information for working with lesbians and gays in relationships, pastoral counseling, and intercultural Black couples. There is also a chapter for non-Black therapists who work with Black clients. Dispersed throughout the book are interviews with prominent African American couples' experts: Dr. Chalandra Bryant, relationship expert Audrey B. Chapman, Dr. Daryl Rowe and Dr. Sandra Lyons-Rowe, and Dr. Thomas Parham. They provide personal insight on issues such as the strengths African Americans bring to relationships, their skills and struggles, and gender and class considerations. This must-read book will significantly help you and your clients.


Author Notes

Katherine M. Helm, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Programs in Psychology at Lewis University, and is a practicing psychologist.

Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, ABPP, is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, and a psychologist at the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.


Table of Contents

Part I Influences That Shape Love, Intimacy, and Relational Patterns Among African American Couples
Chapter 1 IntroductionKatherine Helm and Jon Carlson
Chapter 2 Past and Present Societal Influences on African American Couples That Impact Love and IntimacySharon Bethea and Tennelle Allen
Part II Socialization Factors of Black Love and Intimacy
Chapter 3 African American Male-Female Romantic RelationshipsFeliesha Shelton-Wheeler
Chapter 4 Threats to Intimacy for African American CouplesTennille Allen and Katherine Helm
Part III Subgroups Within African American Couples
Chapter 5 Love and Intimacy Issues with Intercultural Black CouplesChante' D. DeLoach and Marissa N. Petersen-Coleman and Shena J. Young
Chapter 6 African American Lesbians and Gay Men in Couples Relationships: Threats to Intimacy and Consideration in Couples PsychotherapyBeverly Greene and Nancy Boyd-Franklin and Philip B. Spivey
Part IV Assessment and Treatment of Black Couples in Counseling
Chapter 7 Culturally Sensitive Assessment Approaches and Considerations for African American CouplesKatherine Helm and Torrey Wilson
Chapter 8 Couples Therapy with African American Couples: Specific Treatment Strategies and TechniquesChante' DeLoach
Chapter 9 Culturally Sensitive Guidelines for non-Black Therapists Working with African American CouplesKhyana K. Pumphrey
Chapter 10 African American Couples and Pastoral CounselingByron Waller
Chapter 11 ConclusionKatherine Helm and Anton Lewis and Jon Carlson