Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Boyd-Franklin, Nancy

  • Shalonda KellyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_870

Name

Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Ph.D.

Introduction

Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin is an African-American family therapist, psychologist, and a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). Her pioneering work on the treatment of African-American and other ethnic minority families has made a significant contribution to the literature on multiculturalism and race within the family therapy field. Prior to the 1980s, race was often ignored in the mental health and family therapy literature and practice. Dr. Boyd-Franklin’s groundbreaking body of work and her innovative Multisystems Model have contributed to a definitive shift in the field to a strength-based and culturally sensitive approach to treatment.

Career (Includes Education, Professional Training, Positions)

Dr. Boyd-Franklin has transformed the field of family therapy over the course of her 40-year career. Dr. Boyd-Franklin received her B.A Cum Laude from Swarthmore College...

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References

  1. Boyd-Franklin, N. (1989). Black families in therapy: A multisystems approach. New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  2. Boyd-Franklin, N. (2003). Black families in therapy: Understanding the African American experience (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  3. Boyd-Franklin, N., & Bry, B. H. (2000). Reaching out in family therapy: Home-based, school, and community interventions. New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  4. Boyd-Franklin, N., & Bry, B. H. (in press). Working with at-risk Adolescents: Home-based family therapy and school-based achievement mentoring. New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  5. Boyd-Franklin, N., Steiner, G., & Boland, M. (Eds.). (1995). Children, families and HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial and therapeutic issues. New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  6. Boyd-Franklin, N., Cleek, E., & Wofsy, M. (2013). Therapy in the real world: Effective treatments for challenging problems. New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mudita Rastogi
    • 1
  1. 1.Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy UniversitySchaumburgUSA