Copyright © 2022 by ABC-CLIO, LLC All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, except for the inclusion of brief quotations in a review, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Shelton, Kimber, editor. | King Lyn, Michelle M., editor. | Endale, Mahlet, editor. Title: A handbook on counseling African American women : psychological symptoms, treatments, and case studies / Kimber Shelton, Michelle King Lyn, and Mahlet Endale, editors foreword by Rosie Phillips Davis. Description: First edition. | Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, 2022. | Series: Race and ethnicity in psychology | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2021025303 (print) | LCCN 2021025304 (ebook) | ISBN 9781440875953 (cloth) | ISBN 9781440875960 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: Mentoring—United States. | African American women—Counseling of. | Cross-cultural counseling—United States. | Social work with women—United States. Classification: LCC BF637.M45 H363 2022 (print) | LCC BF637.M45 (ebook) | DDC 305.48/896073—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2021025303 LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2021025304 ISBN: 978-1-4408-7595-3 (print) 978-1-4408-7596-0 (ebook) 26 25 24 23 22 1 2 3 4 5 This book is also available as an eBook. Praeger An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC ABC-CLIO, LLC 147 Castilian Drive Santa Barbara, California 93117 www.abc-clio.com This book is printed on acid-free paper Manufactured in the United States of America This book discusses treatments (including types of medication and mental health therapies), diagnostic tests for various symptoms and mental health disorders, and organizations. The authors have made every effort to present accurate and up-to-date information. However, the information in this book is not intended to recommend or endorse particular treatments or organizations, or substitute for the care or medical advice of a qualified health professional, or used to alter any medical therapy without a medical doctor’s advice. Specific situations may require specific therapeutic approaches not included in this book. For those reasons, we recommend that readers follow the advice of qualified health care professionals directly involved in their care. Readers who suspect they may have specific medical problems should consult a physician about any suggestions made in this book.