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CHAPTER 8 MULTICULTURAL FAMILY COUNSELING AND THERAPY. Family Systems Approaches and Assumptions. Communications Approach: Family problems are communication difficulties Structural Approach: Emphasizes interlocking roles Assumptions: Separation/individuation is healthy

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family systems approaches and assumptions
Family Systems Approaches and Assumptions
  • Communications Approach: Family problems are communication difficulties
  • Structural Approach: Emphasizes interlocking roles

Assumptions:

    • Separation/individuation is healthy
    • Egalitarian spousal relations
    • “Be your own person”
issues in working with ethnic minority families
Issues in Working with Ethnic Minority Families
  • Many Black families are poor and suffer from racism and more Black males are single
  • Latinos emphasize the extended family
  • Biculturalism stressors
  • Strength through slavery
  • Native Americans—alcohol abuse
  • Language structures vary
  • Social class issues
machismo vs marianismo
Machismo vs. Marianismo
  • Machismo is a term used in many Latino cultures to indicate maleness, virility, and the man’s role as provider and protector
  • Marianismo derived from the cult of the Virgin Mary in that women are seen as morally and spiritually superior and capable of enduring greater suffering
value preference considerations
Value Preference Considerations
  • Time Dimension
  • Relational Dimension
  • Activity Dimension
  • People-Nature Relationship
  • Nature of people Dimension
implications for practice
Implications for Practice
  • Different cultural conceptions of family
  • Families cannot be understood apart from the culture
  • Learn the definition of family for specific groups
  • Extended ties may be very important
  • Do not prejudge patriarchal relations
  • Mother role may be most important
  • Helping can take many forms—be creative