Boyd-Franklin: working with African American families

According to Boyd-Franklin, what would be important themes and strengths to explore in working with African American families? What are some of the typical traps that a social worker might fall into?

Boyd-Franklin: working with African American families
Answer question #1 (as it is) and any three of the other questions. Provide a fuller answers to each question ( two pages double-spaced). Also, please indicate each question answered with sub-heading.

  1. According to Boyd-Franklin, what would be important themes and strengths to explore in working with African American families? Further, what are some of the typical traps that a social worker might fall into? Also, what is her thinking on the concept of “vibes”?
  2. Different theories, theorists, and models have been developed in Family Therapy. Moreover, compare and contrast two of them.
  3. What are some of the key issues to consider with the first session with a family?
  4. What are some implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for family therapy?
  5. What are some ethical issues to consider in working with families?

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Working with African American Clients and Families: A Full Day with Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin
Our own faculty members, Dr. Rupa Khetarpal and Gina Sharpe will present at the Annual GSAPP Culture Conference. This conference is meant to increase the cultural competence of human service professionals. The focus, “Working with African American Clients and Families,” features a full day of training with Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin, an internationally-renowned African American author and lecturer.

Special attention will be paid to:

Firstly, cultural strengths such as the extended family network, kinship care, and survival skills

Secondly, spirituality and religion in the treatment of African Americans

Thirdly, therapist’s use of self in engaging African American children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families

Further, healthy cultural suspicion of many African Americans in response to racism

Also, raising the issues of race and racism with clients

Moreover, fears of African American families for their children, especially their sons

Also, strategies for assessing and treating drug and alcohol abuse in African American clients

Lastly, clinical case examples and videotaped material will be used throughout

SPONSORED BY Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, the School of Social Work, and the Graduate School of Education

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