Research on African American families is reviewed to address the past use of a deficit model on research and intervention, family structure, and a typology of family functioning. Considerations for family counselors working with African American families are addressed. Implications for practice and further research are explored to address the issue of working with African American families from a deficit perspective.
- African American
- African American family
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)