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Counseling Persons of African Descent
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Counseling Persons of African Descent
Raising the Bar of Practitioner Competence



May 2002 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Counseling Persons of African Descent provides an in-depth analysis of the counselling literature pertaining to African American clients.
Paul B. Pedersen
Series Editor's Introduction
 
Preface
Asa G. Hilliard III-Nana Baffour Amankwatia II
Foreword
Thomas A. Parham
1. Counseling African Americans: The Current State of Affairsz
Cheryl Grills
2. African-Centered Psychology: Basic Principles
Thomas A. Parham, William D. Parham
3. Understanding African American Mental Health: The Necessity of New Conceptual Paradigms
Thomas A. Parham
4. Understanding Personality and How to Measure It
Ezemenari Obasi
5. Reconceptualizing the Notion of Self From the African Deep Structure
Cheryl Grills, Martin Ajei
6. African-Centered Conceptualizations of Self and Consciousness: The Akan Model
Thomas A. Parham
7. Counseling Models for African Americans: The What and How of Counseling
Michael Connor
8. Counseling African American Fathers: A Program for Active Involvement
Thomas A. Parham
9. Raising the Bar for What Passes as Competence
 
Appendix
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Editor
 
About the Authors

"Counseling Persons of African Descent represents a major breakthrough in scholarship on African American psychology. Thomas Parham and contributors present a candid critique of standard therapeutic practice, they provide a clear conceptualization of African-centered psychology and the African American experience, and they provide mental health professionals with specific clinical tools to enhance therapeutic practice with African American clients." 

Joseph G. Ponterotto
Fordham University

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