Many minorities might not have any access to treatment at all. In defense of cultural competence in psychotherapy and treatment. Musings on Working with Native American Children in Play Therapy, Geri Glover 8. Filled with evocative clinical material, chapters highlight specific issues to consider when working with African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American children. Although play has long been recognized to have therapeutic value, systematic research into various aspects of play as a form of therapy in children has not been forthcoming. Designed to acquaint the reader with a variety of ethnic groups, the book also demonstrates the variations that exist within the groups themselves.
The results of the multiple regression analysis indicated multicultural education and two of the color-blind variables were related to Multicultural Counseling Knowledge. Examples are given from the author's own practice with Cree and Saulteaux-Ojibway adolescents. About the Author Eliana Gil, PhD, is senior partner in a private group practice in Fairfax, Virginia, the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, which provides therapy, consulting, and training services. The discerning descriptions of parent-child interactions paint pictures that can guide practitioners away from ethnocentric thinking and towards understanding the variables attendant on the child's background and worldview. Designed to acquaint the reader with a variety of ethnic groups, the book also demonstrates the variations that exist within the groups themselves. This article discusses issues of culture, ethnic identity, and minority status and their relevance to the practice of play therapy.
. Filled with illustrative case material, the volume establishes a nuanced framework for thinking about the cultural context of play and play therapy. The paper also discusses issues that arise when the case is viewed from an Indian cultural lens. Suggestions and Research on Multicultural Play Therapy, Athena A. The book also provides suggestions for setting up a therapeutic playroom that is engaging and welcoming to all. Each author in this book shows us that no simple, universally applicable approach can be used to help children and families of different cultures heal. Multicultural Play Therapy Resources, Athena A.
For detainees, the effects can be even more damaging. The range of diversity of this book mirrors the ever-expanding diversity of America, and the cultural groups with the fastest growth projections are given detailed coverage. The second independent variable was status configuration, which also consisted of two levels: congruent status an older counselor interacting with a younger client and incongruent status a younger counselor interacting with an older client. Immigration and mental health: Mexican Americans in the United States. The rationale for the therapy is that children find play to be a natural medium of expression. Integration of cultural awareness into psychotherapy.
People with temporary visas face higher rates of mental health issues such as , , health problems, discrimination, , and. Barriers to counseling multicultural children and Eurocentric play therapy techniques with multicultural populations are highlighted. Finally, it is suggested that important and orthogonal ingredients in cultural competency are therapists' scientific mindedness, dynamic-sizing skills, and culture-specific expertise. This kind of an emotionally hard life may create some hardships for developing self-concept. It will serve as an essential and welcome resource for students and professionals who use play therapy in their work with children in schools, hospitals, clinics, and private practice settings. Find a Therapist Multicultural factors may affect how a person is medically treated or whether they receive medical treatment at all.
Sandra Frick-Helms was invited to guest edit this first in a series of theme issues for the International Journal of Play Therapy. They can also make suggestions about how to acclimate to a new culture and anticipate potential problems. This article attempts to evaluate play therapy, its historical development and the schools of play therapy, its theoretical foundations, its clinical utility, the research endeavours and its relevance in the Indian context. In addition, the three color-blind racial attitude subscales and being a play therapy supervisor were related to Multicultural Counseling Awareness. Used books will not include dust jackets. The highly knowledgeable authors encourage therapists to learn as much as possible about the populations they serve in order to provide effective help for those who may be struggling with acculturation, language skills, prejudice, and other issues.
As such, intercultural encounters are one of many sites where individuals negotiate identities through interaction. Gil and Drewes are to be commended for this sensitive, vitally needed, and comprehensive work. The book is designed to help play therapists develop specific treatment goals and develop focused treatment plans, as now required by many regulating agencies and third party payers. Experienced practitioners examine how cultural factors may influence the ways children express themselves through play, the feelings they associate with different activities, and the responses of children and parents to particular interventions. In my belief, it is the therapeutic relationship that holds the importance and the authenticity of this. Used books may not include working access code. For example, a person who lived in an extremely small tribal society where she knew everyone she saw every day might struggle with the crowds and anonymity that are so often a part of life in the U.
Filled with evocative clinical material, chapters highlight specific issues to consider when working with African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American children. Children also highlighted the importance of learning tasks related to training and caring for the dogs. Gil and Drewes are to be commended for this sensitive, vitally needed, and comprehensive work. In addition, the volume addresses the social stressors that many clients face, including racism, poverty, and acculturation challenges, and demonstrates ways to help children and families cope. Gil is bilingual and bicultural.