Zagelbaum Co-Edits "Working with Immigrant Families"

working_with_immigrants.jpgAdam Zagelbaum, assistant professor of counseling at Sonoma State University, and Jon Carlson, distinguished professor of psychology and counseling at Governors State University, recently co-edited the book, Working with Immigrant Families: A Practical Guide for Counselors (New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2011).

The book examines the theoretical and practice-based issues that must be considered by counseling professionals when performing family therapy with immigrant clients, and provides practitioners with insights into why immigrant families come to the United States, the processes that unfold while they do, and the steps that can be taken to help these families make the most of their experience in their new country.

Zagelbaum has also recently released a 75-minute DVD, titled Counseling Immigrants (Hanover, MA: Microtraining Associates, Inc./Alexander Street Press, 2011). Touted as Microtraining's first ever video on the topic, the DVD provides scenarios of school-counseling and community-based scenarios that touch upon language, culture, family, education, and work-related concerns which impact the well-being and needs of immigrant clients.

Adam Zagelbaum holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, where he specialized in both school counseling and marriage and family counseling. His research interests focus on career development, interviewing skills and strategies for professionals who work with child and adolescent populations, group work, conflict management and mentoring. He can be reached at

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