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Foreword Fred Piercy Preface Acknowledgements 1. Why Sociocultural Attunement and Equity Matter 2. Guiding Principles for Socioculturally Attuned Family Therapy 3. Self-of-the-Therapist and Ethical Considerations in Socioculturally-Attuned Family Therapy 4. Socioculturally Attuned Structural Family Therapy 5. Socioculturally Attuned Brief and Strategic Family Therapies 6. Socioculturally Attuned Experiential Family Therapy 7. Socioculturally Attuned Attachment Based Family Therapies 8. Socioculturally Attuned Bowenian Family Therapy 9. Socioculturally Attuned Contextual Family Therapy 10. Socioculturally Attuned Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy 11. Socioculturally Attuned Solution Focused Family Therapy 12. Socioculturally Attuned Collaborative Family Therapy 13. Socioculturally Attuned Narrative Family Therapy 14. Integrated Equity-Based Approaches to Family Therapy
Teresa McDowell, EdD, is a professor of marriage, couple, and family therapy and chair of the Department of Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling in Portland, Oregon. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, AAMFT clinical fellow and approved supervisor. Her work includes a focus on applying critical social theory to family therapy practice. Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD, LMFT, is a professor and director of the marriage, couple, and family therapy program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. She is a past president of the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy, California Division, and recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy and Practice award from the American Family Therapy Academy. She is a founder of socio-emotional relationship therapy. J. Maria Bermudez, PhD, is an associate professor in the marriage and family therapy program in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia. She is an AAMFT clinical fellow and approved supervisor and licensed marriage and family therapist. Her work is anchored in feminist-informed and culturally responsive approaches to therapy, research, and supervision.
"Social justice concerns have long preoccupied responsible
practitioners. Nevertheless, there has been a dearth of integration
of power and equity issues in clinical practice. This timely and
inspiring book provides a highly accessible guide to becoming aware
of how to transform ubiquitous relational inequalities. It
brilliantly demonstrates how practitioners of any school of family
therapy and any level of professional development can integrate
sociocultural attunement in their work. A unifying and compelling
contribution to the psychotherapy field."
Celia J. Falicov, PhD, clinical professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego
"McDowell, Knudson-Martin, and Bermudez present a nuanced and
sophisticated analysis of how to integrate societal context and
power dynamics into all of the major family therapy theories. They
thoroughly explain their approach with detailed guidelines for
clinicians illustrated by vivid case examples. The authors do not
ask family therapists to give up their theories; rather, they
explain, in convincing detail, how to practice in a way that is
Karen S. Wampler, PhD, retired faculty member in family therapy and department chair at Michigan State University, former editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (2001 to 2004), editor-in-chief of forthcoming Handbook of Couple, Marital, and Family Therapy