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Culturally Responsive Counseling With Latinas/os

ISBN: 978-1-119-02664-8
281 pages
December 2014
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This book provides culture-centered assessment and intervention strategies for effective clinical practice with Latina/o individuals and families. Mental health professionals will gain new and expanded cultural competence as they learn to sensitively and ethically integrate Latino values into their work. Throughout the text, case scenarios illustrate ways to work successfully with clients of all ages. A sample culture-centered clinical interview is included, along with a listing of Latino-specific mental health resources. Topics discussed include roles, relationships, and expectations in Latino families; cultural and bicultural values; gender role socialization; generational differences; identity and acculturation issues; educational values and achievement; Latinas/os in the workforce; and religious beliefs and practices.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Authors xiii

Chapter 1 Who Are Latinos? 1

Chapter 2 Latino Worldviews and Cultural Values 15

Chapter 3 Acculturation and Enculturation Processes 31

Chapter 4 The Complexity of Latina/o Multidimensional Identity 41

Chapter 5 Education 61

Chapter 6 Employment, Economics, and the Psychology of Working 79

Chapter 7 Situational Stressors and Their Effects 101

Chapter 8 La Familia Latina: Strengths and Transformations 117

Chapter 9 Planning for Culture-Centered Assessment and Practice 145

Chapter 10 Latinas/os in Counseling 173

Chapter 11 Ethics and Organizational Cultural Competencies 197

Chapter 12 The Future of Latina/o-Centered Counseling 205

Appendix A Culture-Centered Clinical Interview–Revised 221

Appendix B Latino Mental Health Resources 225

References 229

Index 269

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“The most accurate, detailed, and up-to-date coverage of the Latino experience in the U.S. that I have ever read. This book is ideal for multicultural counseling and ethnic studies courses across the undergraduate, master’s level, and doctoral curriculum.” —Joseph G. Ponterotto, PhD Fordham University

“This is a timely, stunningly significant contribution to the growing body of evidence-based literature on one of the most important populations in the U.S. This comprehensive overview is vibrant, cutting-edge, and indispensable for mental health professionals who want to be culturally competent.”
Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP Former President, American Psychological Association Independent Practice, Austin, TX

 “This is now the foundational book for individual counseling with Latinas/os. It is based on solid research and clinical practice, and the chapters on assessment and treatment are outstanding. It is a must for every counselor’s desk.” —Allen E. Ivey, EdD, ABPP Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) University of Massachusetts, Amherst Courtesy Professor University of South Florida, Tampa

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