Post a brief description of the cultural consideration you selected. Then, explain two challenges of applying your theoretical orientation to address this cultural consideration when working with couples and families. Explain how you might modify evidence-based interventions to be more culturally sensitive and responsive. Justify your response using evidence-based articles.
Gurman, A. S. (2010). Clinical casebook of couple therapy. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
•Chapter 5, “Therapy with a Gay Male Couple: An Unlikely Multisystemic Integration” (pp. 90–110)
•Chapter 13, “Searching for Mutuality: A Feminist/Multicultural Approach to Couple Therapy” (pp. 281–306)
Harway, M., Kadin, S., Gottlieb, M. C., Nutt, R. L., & Celano, M. (2012). Family psychology and systemic approaches: Working effectively in a variety of contexts. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(4), 315–327.
Snyder, D. K., & Halford, W. (2012). Evidence‐based couple therapy: Current status and future directions. Journal of Family Therapy, 34(3), 229–249. Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
A recent U.S. survey found that mothers had a much more positive view of kangaroo care than did neonatal intensive care nurses and that mothers were more likely to say that it should be provided daily (Hendricks-Munoz & others, 2013). There is concern that kangaroo care is not used more often in neonatal intensive care units (Kymre, 2014; Penn, 2015). Increasingly, kangaroo care is recommended as standard practice for all newborns (Seidman & others, 2015).
Many adults will attest to the therapeutic effects of receiving a massage. In fact, many will pay a premium to receive one at a spa on a regular basis. But can massage play a role in improving the developmental outcomes for preterm infants? A recent study found that both kangaroo care and massage therapy were equally effective in improving body weight and reducing length of hospital stay for low birth weight infants (Rangey & Sheth, 2015).