Multicultural

Browse our collection of videos, articles, interviews that address multicultural issues in psychotherapy.

Multicultural Competence in Counseling & Psychotherapy
by Derald Wing Sue
In this provocative interview with multicultural expert Derald Wing Sue, learn about the history of multicultural counseling, the unmet needs of diverse clients, and ways to counter the culture-bound values that may be impacting your work.
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The Legacy of Unresolved Loss: A Family Systems Approach
by Monica McGoldrick
In this realistic simulation of an 18-week course of therapy with the Rogers family, we see how the presenting problem—teenage daughter Michelle's rebellious behavior—masks unresolved loss across three generations of family members. 

Part of the 8-video series: Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders
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Program 6: Diversity and Multiple Identities
by Ron Scott
The sixth video in the Psychotherapy for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients Series highlights personal accounts by GLB individuals from diverse ethnic groups, and includes a compelling cross-cultural therapy session by Dr. Christine Padesky with a Korean lesbian client.

Part of the 7-video series: Psychotherapy with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients
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The Psychological Residuals of Slavery
by Kenneth V. Hardy
A powerful exploration of the psychological legacy of slavery; an extremely useful educational resource for diversity and multicultural training.
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Group Counseling with Children: A Multicultural Approach
by Sam Steen, PhD, & Sheri Bauman, PhD
Watch this diverse group of children engage in activities and discussions that increase their awareness of their own cultures and their appreciation for differences. 
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Group Counseling with Adolescents: A Multicultural Approach
by Sam Steen, PhD, & Sheri Bauman, PhD
Over the course of eight sessions with a multicultural group of eighth graders, Drs. Sam Steen and Sheri Bauman offer child therapists a thorough picture of the issues adolescents face and ways to deepen connection with them.
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Clinical Interviewing: Intake, Assessment & Therapeutic Alliance
by John Sommers-Flanagan, Rita Sommers-Flanagan
How do you do an assessment, collect historical data, develop a treatment plan and create a warm working alliance with clients all in the first session? Learn from experts John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan how to quickly create the foundation for a successful therapy and engage clients collaboratively in the treatment process.
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Emotionally Focused Therapy with Same-Sex Couples
by Sue Johnson
The therapeutic needs of same-sex couples are given some long-overdue attention in this masterful video with EFT originator Dr. Sue Johnson, who offers fresh hope to a gay and a lesbian couple using her signature framework for repairing the partners’ emotional “dance.”
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A House Divided: Structural Therapy with a Black Family
by Harry Aponte
In this engaging video, Harry Aponte demonstrates his technique with a family struggling to overcome alienation, legal issues and the complications of step-family relationships. By “joining” intuitively with the family, Aponte warms the connection between everyone in the room and supports the family to identify the parents’ ability to be both a positive resource and a source of isolation.
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Children of the Camps: The Documentary
by Satsuki Ina
A powerful, thought-provoking video perfect for use in cultural competency and awareness classes. We are sure it will provide you and your students a deeper understanding of the impact of racism, and discussions that travel far outside the classroom.
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Tres Madres: Structural Therapy with an Anglo/Hispanic Family
by Harry Aponte
Harry Aponte, an expert in structural family therapy, demonstrates in this video the power and subtlety of his approach in a session with a very complicated family suffering from multi-generational trauma and the effects of alcoholism.
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Exploring Narradrama
by Pamela Dunne
This video offers an introduction to the tools and techniques of Narradrama, a therapeutic approach that combines narrative therapy, drama therapy and creative arts.
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Integrative Family Therapy
by Kenneth V. Hardy
Watch Integrative Family Therapy in action as Kenneth V. Hardy masterfully applies his holistic approach in an actual family therapy session with a single African-American mother and her teenage daughter.

Part of the 10-video series: Family Therapy with the Experts
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Kenneth V. Hardy on Multiculturalism and Psychotherapy
Hardy discusses diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice in psychotherapy...and how he was trained to be a "pretty good white therapist."
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Psychotherapy with Alien Beings: Cultural Competence (and Incompetence) in Psychotherapy Practice
by Laura Brown
Psychologist Laura Brown critiques the limited and limiting methods so often used in psychotherapy training programs to promote cultural competence, and offers a model of intersectionality and integration that honors the full complexity of modern identities—including those of psychotherapists.
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Whiteness Matters: Exploring White Privilege, Color Blindness and Racism in Psychotherapy
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Transforming the Wounds of Racism: An Autoethnographic Exploration and Implications for Psychotherapy
by Saira Bains
A therapist explores her experiences of racism by investigating her family's history of racist trauma.
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Eduardo Duran on Psychotherapy with Native Americans
Native American psychologist Eduardo Duran shares his long road to finding a place for himself and other Native Americans in the field of psychology.
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Monica McGoldrick on Family Therapy
Renowned family therapist Monica McGoldrick reflects on the heyday of family therapy, the use of genograms, and the importance of culture, gender, and diversity.
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Black and White Witchcraft: A Cultural Crossroads in Paris Inspires Therapeutic Innovation
by Tamar Kaim
An American psychology student reflects on her year of research at an ethnopsychiatric clinic in Paris, France.
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Psychotherapy in China: Western and Eastern Perspectives
by Stephen F. Myler, PhD & Hui Qi Tong, MD
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