Therapeutic Treatments for Vulnerable Populations: A Training Workbook

Graham Danzer
Alliant International University, California School for Professional Psychology, CA, US

Series: Mental Illnesses and Treatments
BISAC: PSY036000


Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This clinical training manual presents a critical analysis of several, very challenging individual therapy cases of severely mentally ill clients of color. Key interchanges and cultural dynamics in the therapies are explored through discussion questions. Key hypotheses’ about those interchanges are supported with citations from research on the subject and are linked to relevant theories. This helps to establish an evidence-based framework for the larger discussion matter. The integration of contemporary theory, research and practice makes this a must have addition to your library of clinical training materials. (Imprint: Nova)

Chapter 1 - Introduction (pp. 1-2)

Chapter 2 - The Parallel Process Implications of Attachment Theory in Cross-Cultural Therapy and Clinical Supervision (pp. 3-18)

Chapter 3 - Black, White, and Shades of Gray: Doing Psychotherapy with African Americans as a European American Therapist (pp. 19-34)

Chapter 4 - Dilemmas in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (pp. 35-56)
Graham Danzer and Simon Ferber

Chapter 5 - Transforming Trauma Through Strengths (pp. 57-74)

Chapter 6 - Traversing Two Worlds: Family Therapy with an East Indian Adolescent Substance Abuser (pp. 75-92)

Chapter 7 - Strengthening Vulnerable Families Through Multidimensional Family Therapy (pp. 93-107)

Chapter 8 - The Evolution of Inpatient Psychiatric Care: From Oppressive to Empowering Approaches (pp. 108-144)


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Intended for clinical trainees in masters programs, primarily social work and psychology. Universities and state universities that offer clinically-related education and training will be most interested in this text. In particular, this text may be of interest to field / practicum instructors, who could essentially teach directly out of it and assign the discussion questions for homework. In essence, sales may come heavily from faculty orders.

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