Exploring Visible and Invisible Differences and Similarities in Couple Therapy

Hoa N. Nguyen, Carissa D’Aniello, Briana Hayes

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Interracial couples continue to grow in numbers, though there has been little research aimed to understand the experiences and unique challenges of this population. Among these challenges are stressors associated with the interplay between cultural differences and similarities. In this paper, we present an intervention called the visible invisible grid, that can be used to help interracial and intercultural couples discuss their invisible and visible differences and similarities. To illustrate the intervention, a case example is provided along with contraindications and clinical implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Family Psychotherapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016


  • Couple therapy
  • diversity in therapy
  • heterogamy
  • homogamy
  • intercultural
  • interracial
  • intervention


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