In their book, DeLucia-Waack and Donigian show readers how to lead multicultural groups more effectively. They include the insights of eleven group leaders whose cultural representations reflect unique families of origin, regions, migration, and acculturation experiences. These leaders' insights illustrate the ways in which persons of various cultural backgrounds may interpret events that occur in the groups in which they have been members or leaders. With this background, readers can learn to appreciate the uniqueness and power of their clients' stories, and they can become more of the ways in which their own cultural and ethnic heritage may influence the way they lead multicultural groups.
Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO MULTICULTURAL GROUP WORK.
1. Training Multiculturally Sensitive Group Leaders.
2. Cultural Values and Group Work.
Part II: AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF RESPONDENTS.
3. Cultural, Social, and Family Autobiographies.
Part III: RESPONSES TO MULTICULTURAL GROUP WORK VIGNETTES.
4. Task Group Vignette #1: The First Meeting and Group Impasse.
5. Task Group Vignette #2: The Fourth Meeting and Silence before the Storm.
6. Psychoeducational Group Vignette #1: The First Meeting and Group Silence.
7. Psychoeducational Group Vignette #2: Asian American Group: To Disclose or Not Disclose?
8. Counseling/Therapy Group Vignette #1: The Assertiveness Group and the Bomb.
9. Counseling/Therapy Group Vignette #2: An Adolescent Boys Group and the Missing Member.
10. Counseling/Therapy Group Vignette #3: A Gender Orientation Group: Where Do We Fit?
11. Counseling/Therapy Group Vignette #4: A Women's Eating Disorders Group -- To Blame or Not to Blame?
Part IV: CONCLUSIONS.
12. What Have We Learned?
13. Suggestions for Best Practices in Multicultural Group Work.