The theories mentioned in this essay have greatly influenced treatment approaches that have affected the lives of Black people. It is also intended to connect the cultural history of Black families and the clinical experiences of family therapists who have worked with these families. Through out the essay, the concept of empowering Black families are pointed out and placed into the treatment process. There is also a focus on the treatment process of family therapy.
In her book, Black families in theory, there is a great deal of cultural diversity among Black families. Within the different types of cultural variables that are present in Black families and communities. It ought to be very clear that there is no such thing as the Black family. There is a need for a constant verification of the reality of individual differences within any cultural group. It is also important for the therapist working with these families to recognize the relevance of their background and to validate these skills without giving way to stereotyping either the background itself. Black families are often concerned about the judgment imposed on them by outside agencies and may therefore be sensitive about discussing with an outsider such issues.
working with these families to recognize the relevance of their background and to validate these skills without giving way to stereotyping either the background itself. Black families are often concerned about the judgment imposed on them by outside agencies and may therefore be sensitive about discussing with an outsider such issues.
Black families are known to be highly unstable and approaching a complete breakdown. Thefirst strength that has been repeatedly recognized in Black families is the strong kinship bonds and extended family relationships. The issue of strong achievement orientation in Black families is often confusing to Whites of different cultures who do not see this put in force accordin…