The Practice of Multicultural Group Work : Visions and Perspectives From the Field


The Practice of Multicultural Group Work : Visions and Perspectives From the Field



By Janice L DeLucia-Waack, Jeremiah Donigian.

Includes a section by College at Brockport faculty member Thomas Hernandez: Case studies in psychoeducational and task groups.

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.



Publication Date


Publication Information

Australia ; Belmont, CA : Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2004.

xx, 337 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Counseling Psychology | Education


Counselor Education


Located in Drake Library at: BF637.C6 D412 2004

CONTENTS: 1: Introduction to multicultural group work -- Training multiculturally sensitive group leaders -- Cultural values and group work -- 2: Autobiographies of respondents -- Cultural, social, and family autobiographies -- 3: Responses to multicultural groups work vignettes -- Task group vignette #1: the first meeting and group impasse -- Task group vignette #2: the fourth meeting and silence before the storm -- Psychoeducational group vignette #1: the first meeting and group silence -- Psychoeducational group vignette #2: Asian American group - to disclose or not to disclose? -- Counseling/therapy group vignette 1: the assertiveness group and the bomb -- Counseling/therapy group vignette #2: an adolescent boys' group and the missing member -- Counseling/therapy group vignette #3: a gender orientation group - where do we fit? -- Counseling/therapy group vignette #4: a women's eating disorders group - to blame or not to blame? -- 4: Conclusions -- What have we learned? -- Suggestions for best practices in multicultural group work.