Title

Counseling Multiple-Heritage Couples

Authors

Authors

A. J. Blount;M. E. Young

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Multicult. Couns. Dev.

Keywords

multiple heritage; multicultural; couples; counseling; multicultural; parejas; consejeria; INTERRACIAL COUPLES; INTERETHNIC MARRIAGES; MARITAL DISSOLUTION; FAMILY; THERAPISTS; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; MEXICAN-AMERICAN; PERSPECTIVE; RACE; IDENTIFICATION; INTERMARRIAGE; Psychology, Applied

Abstract

Multiple-heritage couples are one of the fastest growing client populations in the United States. These partnerships are defined by intersecting ethnic, racial, linguistic, and religious differences. They are challenged by societal perceptions, stereotypes, and other pressures associated with being in a multiple-heritage pairing. This article discusses strengths in the multiple-heritage union brought about by the understanding of diverse viewpoints. Finally, the article identifies specific strategies, such as couples relationship education, to resolve and confront inherent differences. Las parejas multiculturales son uno de los grupos demograficos de clientes de mayor crecimiento en los Estados Unidos. Este tipo de parejas se define por la interseccion de diferencias etnicas, raciales, linguisticas y religiosas. Sus miembros enfrentan desafios a causa de las percepciones sociales, los esterotipos y otras presiones asociadas con tener una pareja multicultural. Este articulo discute los puntos fuertes en una union multicultural, facilitados por la comprension de puntos de vista diversos. Finalmente, el articulo identifica estrategias especificas, como por ejemplo la educacion en relaciones de pareja, para resolver y afrontar las diferencias intrinsecas.

Journal Title

Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development

Volume

43

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

137

Last Page

152

WOS Identifier

WOS:000352229200006

ISSN

0883-8534

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