Now in a significantly revised and expanded second edition, this groundbreaking work illuminates how racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression constrain the lives of diverse clients--and family therapy itself. Practitioners and students gain vital tools for reevaluating prevailing conceptions of family health and pathology; tapping into clients' cultural resources; and developing more inclusive theories and therapeutic practices. From leaders in the field, the second edition features many new chapters, case examples, and specific recommendations for culturally competent assessment, treatment, and clinical training. The section in which authors reflect on their own cultural and family legacies also has been significantly expanded.
Monica McGoldrick, LCSW, PhD (h.c.), is Director of the Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her videotape of clinical work with a multicultural family around issues of loss is one of the most widely respected in the field. Several of her books have become bestselling classics, including Ethnicity and Family Therapy; The Expanded Family Life Cycle; Genograms: Assessment and Intervention; Women in Families; Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family; and Re-Visioning Family Therapy. She is also the author of a book for the general public, You Can Go Home Again: Reconnecting with Your Family. Ms. McGoldrick has received the American Family Therapy Academy's award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice. An internationally known author, she speaks widely on culture, class, gender, the family life cycle, and other topics. Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD, is Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia and Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City. He is a former Professor of Family Therapy at Syracuse University, where he also served as the Director of Clinical Training and Research and Chairperson of the Department of Child and Family Studies. Dr. Hardy is also the former Director of the Center for Children, Families, and Trauma at the internationally renowned Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. He maintains a private practice in New York City, specializing in family therapy. His work has received considerable public acclaim in both the electronic and print media, with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, ABC's 20/20, and PBS.