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Counseling People of African Ancestry by Professor Elias Mpofu PhD

By Professor Elias Mpofu PhD

This quantity advances a uniquely Afro-centric, sociocultural realizing of well-being upkeep and danger aid in African cultural history populations. It unites a various staff of prime African and Africanist students in an exploration of universal cultural values in African historical past groups and their functional functions in modern counseling. The chapters spotlight the fashionable overall healthiness concerns confronted in Africanist settings this day and use real-world stories to demonstrate middle classes for powerful group motion. The procedure spans complicated cultural milieus, from variety counseling to clash solution. every one bankruptcy comprises field-based experiential initiatives, dialogue bins, learn packing containers, and case stories, which function worthwhile assets in either coursework and casework. Counseling humans of African Ancestry is an important primer for neighborhood medical experts, counselors, and educators looking a greater figuring out of African cultural background settings to advertise group overall healthiness, health, and improvement.

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