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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Culturally Competent Therapy

Working with Children and Young People

ISBN 9781403933089
Publication Date July 2005
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

This book seeks to liberate and empower practitioners seeking to meet the needs of all the troubled children and young people who come to them for help. Walker fills a gap in the available literature by addressing the needs of the changing demographic and ethnic tapestry of contemporary multi-cultural societies. This book extends classical concepts embodied in psychodynamic and systemic theory and provides practitioners with contemporary resources that reflect the changing external characteristics of society.

STEVEN WALKER is Programme Leader in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Anglia Polytechnic University. He gained an MSc in Social Work and Social Policy at the LSE and qualified as a family therapist in 1992 after studying at the Tavistock Institute and the Institute of Family Therapy. He has undertaken research and has published many scholarly papers and books on the subject of children and young people during his twenty years of public service.

Introduction
Cultural Competence
Similarities and Differences
Integrating Theory, Skills and Values
Socially Inclusive Practice
Assessment and Intervention
Religion and Spirituality
Fairy Stories, Myths and Legends
Evaluating Practice and the Evidence-Base
Bibliography.

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