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10 p.

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American Psychological Association

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Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

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The growing multiracial population has resulted in a need for professional psychologists to become knowledgeable about unique identity issues that may influence therapy with multiracial clients. The overarching goal of this article is to provide clinicians with current theory and research, as well as particular therapeutic strategies that will be useful in their work with multiracial clients. Specifically, this article (a) provides a brief review of some prevalent models of multiracial identity; (b) discusses several common themes derived from theory and research about multiracial identity, which should be taken into account when working with this population; and (c) offers some specific techniques and strategies that may be used in therapy to develop more accurate conceptualizations of multiracial clients.


Accepted version. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 39, No. 2 (April 2008): 192-201. DOI. © American Psychological Association. Used with permission.

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