CULTURALLY COMPETENT FAMILY DIAGNOSIS
This part deals with applying the theoretical model presented in the previous parts in constructing a culturally competent diagnostic evaluation for any particular family entering therapy. In chapter 9, various methods are proposed for systematically eliciting relevant diagnostic data, mainly observations and interviews. Chapter 10 includes techniques and procedures for analyzing the data on various levels of abstraction and generalization. The products of this analysis are descriptions of the family's main dysfunctional culture-determined information-processing programs in the family's past and in its present. The metaprograms (see chapter 8) are used as the explanatory constructs for tracing the development of the case. The presenting complaints are explained as derivatives of this idiographic theory of the case.