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A Handbook on Counseling African American Women
Psychological Symptoms, Treatments, and Case Studies
by Kimber Shelton, Michelle King Lyn, and Mahlet Endale, Editors
February 2022, 325pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7595-3
$75, £56, 65€, A102
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7596-0
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Gendered racism and other forms of oppression continue to have adverse effects on the mental health of Black women, and there remains a crucial need within the mental health community for effective psychological practices and cultural competency in working with Black women.

Through an intersectional and inclusive lens, this book provides mental health professionals with a detailed overview of the mental health issues that Black women face as well as the best approach to culturally competent psychological practice with Black women.

This text details mental health needs and treatment interventions for Black women. It provides a historical context of how the lived experiences of Black women contribute to mental wellness, identifies effective psychological practices in working with Black women, and challenges readers to advance their cultural competence while providing culturally affirming care to Black women. Additionally, this text is inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity diversity, and it honors the diversity within Black women’s identities, relationships, roles, and families.

Written by an expert team of Black women clinicians, researchers, and medical professionals, A Handbook on Counseling African American Women: Psychological Symptoms, Treatments, and Case Studies addresses current sociopolitical events as well as historical trauma as it prepares readers to meet the needs of the Black women they serve.

Features

  • Includes case studies that make theory and models applicable to direct mental health service
  • Features an expansive review of mental health issues and illnesses impacting Black women
  • Offers major treatment modalities and theoretical orientations
  • Details the experiences of women within the African diaspora while addressing specific identity-related needs of Black women
Kimber Shelton, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and owner of KLS Counseling & Consulting Services. She is also adjunct professor at Yorkville University and has been an instructor at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia. Shelton co-authored The College and University Counseling Manual in addition to articles in Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Psychology of Women Quarterly, and Texas Psychologist. She is a fellow of the APA Minority Fellowship Program and former co-chair of the Diversity Division of the Texas Psychological Association.

Michelle King Lyn, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and owner of Elle Counseling, LLC. She is an affiliate of the Georgia Psychological Association and the Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society. Previously, she served as associate director of Clinical Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology Counseling Center and as a clinical psychologist, postdoc director, and group coordinator at the Georgia State University Counseling and Testing Center in Atlanta. She co-authored The College and University Counseling Manual as well as articles in Journal of Counseling and Development and Journal of Career Development.

Mahlet Endale, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and owner of Crossroads Mental Wellness Services, LLC. Previously, she worked as staff psychologist and outreach coordinator at the Georgia Institute of Technology Counseling Center. Earlier roles have included campus outreach representative for mental health at Georgia Tech University, Georgia State University, and Johns Hopkins University. She also worked as a mental health crisis responder after Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in Sri Lanka. She has authored or co-authored several published articles.

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