Counseling African American Families

About the Course:

From the publisher – “This timely monograph highlights the strengths of African American families and provides strategies for clinical assessment and treatment of this population. Experts in the field explore the common and distinct experiences of Black families and examine how social, economic, and political influences have affected African Americans.”


Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders, Ph.D. and Carla Bradley, Ph.D. (Editors)

About the Author:

Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders, Ph.D., is assistant professor of counseling at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. She is a former chairperson for the ACA ethics committee and is currently on the editorial boards for The Family Journal and the Journal of Counseling and Development.

Carla Bradley, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She serves as professor in the Departments of Counseling, Special Education, and Child Development. She is a member of the editorial board of The Family Journal.

Course Objectives:

  1. to examine the role of family structures in African American households

  2. to gain knowledge regarding parenting concerns for African Americans

  3. to become more aware of indigenous social supports for Black Americans

  4. to examine the implications of material presented

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