Black churches as therapeutic groups

Mary B. McRae, Delores A. Thompson, Sharon Cooper

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Abstract

This article examines how Black churches serve as therapeutic groups and thus provide a source of psychological support to African American communities. Group theory is used as a conceptual framework to discuss the findings from 7 focus groups conducted in Black churches in the New York metropolitan area. Implications for counselors working with clients involved in the Black religious tradition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-220
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Volume27
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1999

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McRae, M. B., Thompson, D. A., & Cooper, S. (1999). Black churches as therapeutic groups. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 27(4), 207-220.

Black churches as therapeutic groups. / McRae, Mary B.; Thompson, Delores A.; Cooper, Sharon.

In: Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Vol. 27, No. 4, 10.1999, p. 207-220.

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McRae, MB, Thompson, DA & Cooper, S 1999, 'Black churches as therapeutic groups', Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 207-220.
McRae MB, Thompson DA, Cooper S. Black churches as therapeutic groups. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. 1999 Oct;27(4):207-220.
McRae, Mary B. ; Thompson, Delores A. ; Cooper, Sharon. / Black churches as therapeutic groups. In: Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. 1999 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 207-220.
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