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Cross-Cultural Family Research and Practice

  • ID: 5117703
  • Book
  • August 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Cross-Cultural Family Research and Practice broadens the theoretical and clinical perspectives on couple and family cross-cultural research with insights from a diverse set of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, communications, economics, and more. Examining topics such as family migration, acculturation and implications for clinical intervention, the book starts by providing an overarching conceptual framework, then moves into a comparison of countries and cultures, with an overview of cross-cultural studies of the family across nations from a range of specific disciplinary perspectives. Other sections focus on acculturation, migrating/migrated families and their descendants, and clinical practice with culturally diverse families.

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1. Introduction setting the stage

ESSENTIAL FORMS AND FUNCTIONS OF FAMILIES  2. Evolution and the family 3. Demography of the family, marriage, divorce and parenting 4. The Second Demographic Transition: Cohabitation 5. Family law across cultures 6. The intra-family balance of power: Cross cultural evidence 7. Couple Communication from a Cross-Cultural Perspective 8. Family violence: An International perspective 9. GLBT people and family 

INFLUENCES ON FAMILY FUNCTIONING 10. Work-family balance in cultural context 11. Families and physical health 12. The interface between family wellbeing and government policy in Australia 13. Migration patterns and families 14. The Anti-Immigrant sentiment and Its impact on immigrant families 15. Family Interventions and Armed Conflict 

FAMILY INTERVENTIONS 16. Family therapy and culture 17. Culture, couple relationships and couple education 18. Parenting interventions and culture 19. The Triple P parentiing program across cultures 20. Culture and Family-Based Intervention for schizophrenia, bipolar, and other psychotic related spectrum disorders

CONCLUSION 21. Families and culture: Research and Practice

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W. Kim Halford Professor, Clinical Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Dr. Halford is an internationally known couple and family therapist with a strong emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives. He has authored or edited close to 200 scientific publications, including 8 books, with more than 5500 career citations of his work. Dr. Halford serves on the editorial boards of leading international journals such as the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, and Family Process.
Fons Van De Vijver Professor, Cross Cultural Psychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Dr. van de Vijver has authored or edited close to 500 publications, mostly in the domain of cross-cultural psychology. He was the 2013 recipient of the International Award of the American Psychological Association and the 2014 recipient of the IAAP Fellows Award. He is the former editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and serves on the board of various other journals. He is also former president of Division 2 (Assessment and Evaluation) of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
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