Therapy with Intercultural Couples

Resources & References



The latest statistics on intercultural relationships, see the Pew Research Center’s report on the rise of intermarriage

Statistics on intermarriage from the 2010 United States Census Bureau

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Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association, Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues

Asian Nation

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Journals and Articles

Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v 43 (3), June 2012 is devoted to issues of psychotherapy and culture

Individual and Systemic Factors in Clinicians’ Self-Perceived Cultural Competence, Pages 165–174, Tummala–Narra, Pratyusha; Singer, Rachel; Li, Zhushan; Esposito, Jessica; Ash, Sarah E.

Culture at the Center: A Reformulation of Diagnostic Assessment, Pages 175–182, Dadlani, Mamta Banu; Overtree, Christopher; Perry-Jenkins, Maureen

Addressing Cultural Impasses With Rupture Resolution Strategies: A Proposal and Recommendations, Pages 183–189, Gaztambide, Daniel J.

A Qualitative Inquiry Into Racism, Trauma, and Coping: Implications for Supporting Victims of Racism, Pages 190–198, Lowe, Susana Ming; Okubo, Yuki; Reilly, Michael F.

Multicultural Office Design: A Case Example, Pages 265–269, Benton, James M.; Overtree, Christopher E.

Bustamonte, R, Nelson, J, et. al. (2011) Intercultural Couples: Coping With Culture-Related Stressors, The Family Journal, vol. 19 (2) 154-164

Daneshpour, M (2003). “Lives Together, Worlds Apart? The Lives of Multicultural Muslim Couples,” Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, V 2(2-3),57-51

Donovan, S. (2004) Stress and coping techniques in successful intercultural marriages. Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Gonzalo Bacigalupe, G (2003). “Intercultural Therapy with Latino Immigrants and White Partners: Crossing Borders Coupling,” Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, v 2(2-3) 131-149

Hurt, Tera R.; Beach, Steven R. H.; Stokes, LaTrena A.; Bush, Perdeta L.; Sheats, Kameron J.; Robinson, Shayla G. (2012) Engaging African American men in empirically based marriage enrichment programs: Lessons from two focus groups on the ProSAAM project, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol 18(3), 312-315

Le, C.N. 2012. “Multiracial/Hapa Asian Americans” Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America. (July 18, 2012)

Meng, X & Meurs. D (January 2007). Intermarriage, Language, and Economic Assimilation Process: A Case Study of France. Institute for the Study of Labor,

Poulsen, S (2003). “Therapists’ Perspectives on Working with Interracial Couples,” Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, V 2( 2-3), 163-177

Tubbs, CY & Rosenblatt, PC (2003). “Assessment and Intervention with Black-White Multiracial Couples,” Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, V 2 (2-3), 115-129

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Altstein,H & Simon, RJ (2003). Global perspectives on social issues: marriage and divorce. Lexington, Mass: LexingtonBooks. ISBN 0-7391-0588-4

Comas-Diaz, Lillian (2011). Multicultural Care: A Clinician’s Guide to Cultural Competence, American Psychological Association ISBN: 978-1-4338-1068-8

Matsumoto, David (ed) (2010). APA Handbook of Intercultural Communication, American Psychological Association ISBN: 978-1-4338-0778-7

Meiqi Lee (2004). Being Eurasian: memories across racial divides. Hong Kong University Press. p. 262. ISBN 962-209-671-9

Romanzo Adams (2005). Interracial Marriage in Hawaii. Kessinger Publishing. p. 396. ISBN 978-1-4179-9268-3

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Blogs & Support Groups

Asian-American Couples Online Group

“Assimilation and Ethnic Identity”

Ethnic-Mixed Marriage Listserv

“Identity Formation among Multi-Racial Americans”

A Journey in Black and Indian Love

Mixed Marriages Online Group

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