Therapy cannot be effective unless the first session is a success. In this much-needed new book, Janis Sanchez-Hucles gives clinicians-no matter what their race or ethnic background-a key resource for learning the special information, skills, and techniques they need to provide culturally competent care to African American clients . . . in a single session.Based on the author's more than twenty years experience working with African American clients and filled with illustrative clinical examples, The First Session with African Americans offers an in-depth understanding of the specific techniques that are most effective for establishing rapport, forming alliances, and intervening in a crisis. The book's proven strategies are custom-made for treating the issues most common to African American clients. To read the first chapter from this book, click here .