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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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